DENVER, CO– More than 218,000 American service members are buried or memorialized (remains missing) at 26 American military cemeteries and 32 monuments away from the homeland. We are building a network of active-duty military, veterans, their families, and those who appreciate their service to tell the stories of those who died in defense of freedom.
We are the American Battle Monuments Foundation, abmf.org, the official non-profit partner of the American Battle Monuments Commission (abmc.gov) ABMC is the US federal agency charged with the maintenance and management of these hallowed sites.
Our purpose and focus are reflected in our motto: ABMF – We Remember and Honor: Then, Now, Forever.
Tom Clark, ABMF Director of Military Outreach. Mr. Clark served for 27 years in the U.S. Army. His father served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Four of his uncles volunteered and fought in WWII. His grandfather served in the U.S. Army in WWI and was wounded in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne.
Clark’s assignments included HR Director, Secretary of the Army, Office of the Administrative Assistant; Sergeant Major to the Adjutant General and SGM Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel and Communities, U.S. Army Europe. He is the former executive officer for the American Battle Monuments Commission, Overseas Operations.
ABMC’s annual Veterans Day ceremonies will take place at ABMC cemeteries throughout the world to pay tribute to the men and women who fought with our Armed Forces, and those buried and memorialized overseas at our cemeteries and memorials.
Attendance is free and open to the public.
If you are a family member of someone who is honored at the cemetery and you’re planning to attend the ceremony, please coordinate with the local cemetery staff prior to your visit.