Memorial Day

2014 European Location Ceremony Schedule

Saturday, May 24
10 a.m. Ardennes American Cemetery, Neuville en Condroz, Belgium
11 a.m. Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, Paris, France
2 p.m. Luxembourg American Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg
4 p.m. Henri Chapelle American Cemetery, Aubel, Belgium
Sunday, May 25
9:45 a.m. Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France
10 a.m. Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France
10 a.m. Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville Sur Mere, France
11 a.m. Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France
11 a.m. Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-Sous Montfaucon, France
2:30 p.m. Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France
3 p.m. Epinal American Cemetery, Dinoze, France
3 p.m. Brookwood American Cemetery, Brookwood, England
3 p.m. Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France
3 p.m. Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes Et Nesles, France
3 p.m. Flanders Field American Cemetery, Waregem, Belgium
3 p.m. Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
4 p.m. Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiacourt, France
5 p.m. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
Monday, May 26
11 a.m. Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy
11 a.m. Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
11 a.m. Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
3 p.m. Brittany American Cemetery, Saint James, France

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May 26, 2014Memories and MilestonesMemorial Day is a special and significant day for Americans and Allies, to reflect on those who have sacrificed so much for so many. This year several milestones in U.S. and European military history are marked, including the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in June and the centennial observations of World War I.
A Navy bugler sounds "Taps" at Arlington National Cemetery.May 25, 2012Memorial Day: Honoring 60 Years of EUCOM Sacrifices that Kept our Nation SecureMemorial Day is a time of reflection for our nation – and especially for our service members – as we honor those who gave their lives so that others may live. However, this year’s Memorial Day is even more significant, as August 1, 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the inception of U.S. European Command (EUCOM).
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 Lt. Col. William Hooker, Jr. (retired) explains to Rear Admiral John G. Messerschmidt, United States European Command, how his father William Hooker, Sr. was killed during fighting in WWII. May 27, 2013U.S. European Command honors fallen service members on Memorial DayHENRI CHAPELLE, Belgium – Hundreds of people gathered May 25 at Henri Chapelle American Cemetery, where amid the rolling hills of Belgium’s countryside is the final resting place of 7,992 U.S. troops who died in World War II.
May 28, 2012Memorial Day Commemoration Held at Sicily-Rome Cemetery and MemorialService members from Italy and the United States came together for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Italy, May 28.
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