Veterans Day events throughout Europe

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Veterans Day events throughout Europe

by: American Battle Monuments Commission | .
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published: November 08, 2017

On Veterans Day, American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) sites throughout the world will be hosting ceremonies to honor our veterans and our fallen.

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, France
Nov. 11, 9 a.m. Aisne-Marne American Cemetery will host a Veterans Day Ceremony in the chapel. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Brittany American Cemetery, France
Nov. 11, 10 a.m. The town of Saint-James is organizing the event, marking the anniversary of the end of World War I with a speech and the laying of wreaths.

Cambridge American Cemetery, UK
Nov. 10, 11 a.m. Cambridge American Cemetery will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony, Attendance is free and open to the public. There are 5,127 names recorded on the Tablets of the Missing.

Epinal American Cemetery, France
Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. Entrance is free and open to the public.

Flanders Field American Cemetery, Belgium
Nov. 11, 11 a.m. The ceremony will include the laying of wreaths, playing of “Taps”, reading of the President’s Veterans Day proclamation, and the reading of “In Flanders Field” poem.

Florence American Cemetery, Italy
Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Florence American Cemetery will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Attendance is free and open to the public.The ceremony will include the laying of wreaths.

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium
Nov. 11, 1 p.m. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard will participate in the wreath-laying ceremony. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Lorraine American Cemetery will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg
Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Luxembourg American Cemetery will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Attendance is free and open to the public. The ceremony will pay tribute to the legacy of service of members of the American armed forces. 

Luminary Event at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, France
Nov. 11, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. At 3 p.m., lit candles will be placed on headstones at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery at dusk to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I. As dusk falls, thousands of glittering candles will create a powerful image and reminder of the fallen. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Netherlands American Cemetery, The Netherlands
Nov. 10, 11 a.m. Students and ROTC from AFNorth High School organize the ceremony. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, France
Nov. 11, 10:15 a.m. The laying of wreaths will be included.

Rhone American Cemetery, France
Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. Rhone American Cemetery will host a Veterans Day Ceremony with wreath-laying. Attendance is free and open to the public.

St. Mihiel American Cemetery, France
Nov. 11, 11 a.m. The ceremony is sponsored jointly by the cemetery and town hall of Thiaucourt, France. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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