Memorials to our Fathers and loved ones are maintained both at home and abroad.
Domestic National Cemeteries are listed below – by state.

Overseas American cemeteries are maintained by the ABMC
(American Battle Monuments Commission). Their website: www.abmc.gov

Specific AWON Memorials – by Cemetery and by Year– are below. Scroll Down!

On this Memorial Day, it is with thanks to Lee Greenwood for writing it, to the Texas Tenors
for singing it, to Janice Buterbaugh for flagging it to us . . . and to our fathers and other loved ones
who rest here and overseas . . . for inspiring this love we have for our great country.

 

God Bless the USA!

Take it full screen by clicking the little rectangle icon just to the right of the YouTube logo . . .
then visit the Memorial Day 2017 services at each of the overseas cemetery below.


AWONers remember our Fathers at all 16 American overseas cemeteries
around the world that hold WWII dead, and at many domestic cemeteries as well.

 


Cemetery visits often include a "sanding" of the marker
to accentuate the name, unit, and KIA date of the fallen.

 


Scroll down for pictures of AWON Memorials and Wreath Layings -- by year and location.
Click Here to see the D.C. group above (2005) at the National Memorial at Arlington.

 

For pictures of Memorial Day 2017 overseas services (as available)– and remembrances past – click below:

 

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day at New York City, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day in New York City, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Coeur d'Alene, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Heritage Pines, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day in New York City, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans, Click Here!
Memorial Day at New Orleans, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day in New York City, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day in New York City, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Marion, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!

Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Marion, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!

Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Rosecrans, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Brittany, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Dayat North Africa, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Rhone, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Rosecrans, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Suresnes, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Cambridge, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Epinal, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Honolulu, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lake Charles Park, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Lorraine, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Normandy, Click Here!
Memorial Day at North Africa, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Rosecrans, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Ardennes, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Florence, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Luxembourg, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Manila, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Missoula, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Netherlands, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Sicily-Rome, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Henri-Chapelle, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rosecrans, Click Here!

Memorial Day at Arlington, Click Here!
Memorial Day at Rosecrans, Click Here!

Many, MANY thanks to Sharon Crowley Connor for being Project Coordinator –
and to Judy Geis Hoffman for Staging the photos and text from the cemeteries above.

The program was started in 2003 at Henri-Chapelle. By 2006, Wreath layings occurred at all 16 overseas
American cemeteries that contain WWII dead. With thanks to Project Coordinator Sharon Crowley Connor.
Banners are produced and shipped to Coordinators, Embassies or Cemeteries by Rik & Dianna Peirson.

For a history of this project, told by its originator, Click Here!

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) carefully and caringly maintains
American cemeteries and memorials around the world. 15 of these foreign-based cemeteries
(represented by the buttons below) contain WWII dead.
With the help of AWON travelers, reporters,
and stagers, we hope to include here practical information on both Overseas and Domestic cemeteries
of WWII. You'll find maps, hours, seasons, accommodations, exchange rates, languages,
lore and other helpful hints that will make a visit to one of these destinations easier and
more fulfilling. In time (and with help) we hope to be able to provide pictures of our
Fathers' markers and memorials wherever they exist in the world.

Manila was our prototype -- compiled and staged by Patty Temte.
Margraten was our second entry, compiled by Gerry Morenski and staged by Patty Temte.
Normandy was compiled by Lynn Taylor and Jean-Marc Lesueur
and staged by Patty Temte.

Henri-Chapelle and Ardennes were completed together,
compiled by Régine Achten-Villers and staged by Patty Temte.

AWON Volunteers who would like to "adopt" an overseas cemetery (or Honolulu, above) and who are willing to
compile, stage, and maintain similar information on a range of subjects, including Fathers' Lists -- should contact
Patty -- Click Here!
Cemeteries maintained by the ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) are below.
Click through to AWON pages maintained on the cemeteries shown in BLUE.

1. Aisne-Marne, France 2. Ardennes, Belgium 3. Brittany, France 4. Brockwood, England 5. Cambridge, England 6. Corozal, Panama 7. Epinal, France 8. Flanders Field, Belgium 9. Florence, Italy10. Henri-Chapelle, Belgium 11. Luxembourg, Luxembourg 12. Lorraine, France 13. Manila, Philippines 14. Meuse-Argonne, France 15. Mexico City, Mexico 16. Netherlands, (Margraten), Netherlands 17. Normandy, France 18. North Africa, Tunisia 19. Oise-Aisne, France 20. Rhone, France 21. Sicily-Rome, Italy 22. Somme, France 23. St. Mihiel, France. 24. Suresnes, France

Maintained by the ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) . . .

1. Audenarde Monument, Belgium 2. Belleau Wood Monument, France 3. Bellicourt Monument, France 4. Cabanatuan Memorial, Philippines 5. Cantigny Monument, France 6. Chateau-Thierry Monument, France 7. Chaumont Marker, France 8. Guadalcanal Memorial, Solomon Islands 9. Kemmel Monument, Belgium 10. Mountfaucon Monument, France 11. Montsec Monument, France 12. Naval Brest Monument, France 13. Naval Gibraltar Monument, Spain 14. Pointe Du Hoc Ranger Monument, France 15. Papua Marker, New Guinea 16. Saipan Memorial, Mariana Islands 17. Sommepy Monument, France 18. Souilly Marker, France19. Tours Monument, France 20. Utah Beach Memorial, France 21. Western Naval Task Force Marker, Casablanca, Morocco

Private Memorials

1. Notre Dame de la Salette, Mt. d'Annoisin, France for 1LT Peter Whelan and his B-25 Crew of the 25th Fighter/Bomber Group2. Ottre, Belgium Memorial for PVT Henry I. Tannenbaum and the 83rd Infantry Division3. Vanetina, Slovenia Memorial for 2LT Donald S. Morrison and his B-24 Crew of the 456 BG

 

Numbered are National Cemeteries or Memorials
maintained by the Veterans Administration . . .Unnumbered are important local cemeteries . . . ALABAMA

1. Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
2. Mobile National Cemetery

ALASKA

3. Fort Richardson National Cemetery
4. Sitka National Cemetery

ARIZONA

5. National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
6. Prescott National Cemetery

ARKANSAS

7. Fayetteville National Cemetery
8. Fort Smith National Cemetery
9. Little Rock National Cemetery


CALIFORNIA

10. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
11. Golden Gate National Cemetery
12. Los Angeles National Cemetery
13. Riverside National Cemetery
14. San Francisco National Cemetery
15. San Joaquin National Cemetery


COLORADO

16.Fort Logan National Cemetery
17.Fort Lyon National Cemetery


FLORIDA

18. Barrancas National Cemetery
19. Bay Pines National Cemetery
20. Florida National Cemetery
21. St. Augustine National Cemetery


GEORGIA

22. Marietta National Cemetery


HAWAII

23. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Note that the
Honolulu Memorial is located within this national cemetery,
and is maintained by the ABMC).


ILLINOIS

24. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
25. Alton National Cemetery
26. Camp Butler National Cemetery
27. Danville National Cemetery
28. Mound City National Cemetery
29. Quincy National Cemetery
30. Rock Island National Cemetery



INDIANA

31. Crown Hill National Cemetery
32. Marion National Cemetery
33. New Albany National Cemetery


IOWA

34. Keokuk National Cemetery


KANSAS

35. Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
36. Fort Scott National Cemetery
37. Leavenworth National Cemetery

KENTUCKY

38. Camp Nelson National Cemetery
39 . Cave Hill National Cemetery
40. Danville National Cemetery
41. Lebanon National Cemetery
42. Lexington National Cemetery
43. Mill Springs National Cemetery
44. Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

LOUISIANA

45. Alexandria National Cemetery
46. Baton Rouge National Cemetery
47. Port Hudson National Cemetery


MAINE

48. Togus National Cemetery

MARYLAND

49. Annapolis National Cemetery
50. Baltimore National Cemetery
51. Loudon Park National Cemetery

MASSACHUSETTS

52. Massachusetts National Cemetery


MICHIGAN

53. Fort Custer National Cemetery


MINNESOTA

54. Fort Snelling National Cemetery


MISSISSIPPI

55. Biloxi National Cemetery
56. Corinth National Cemetery
57. Natchez National Cemetery


MISSOURI

58. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
59. Jefferson City National Cemetery
60. Springfield National Cemetery

NEBRASKA

61. Fort McPherson National Cemetery


NEW JERSEY

62. Beverly National Cemetery
63. Finn's Point National Cemetery


NEW MEXICO

64. Fort Bayard National Cemetery
65. Santa Fe National Cemetery



NEW YORK

66. Bath National Cemetery
67. Calverton National Cemetery
68. Cypress Hills National Cemetery
69. Long Island National Cemetery
70. Saratoga National Cemetery
71. Woodlawn National Cemetery


NORTH CAROLINA

72. New Bern National Cemetery
73. Raleigh National Cemetery
74. Salisbury National Cemetery
75. Wilmington National Cemetery

OHIO

76. Dayton National Cemetery
77. Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery


OKLAHOMA

78. Fort Gibson National Cemetery
79. Fort Sill National Cemetery


OREGON

80. Eagle Point National Cemetery
81. Roseburg National Cemetery
82. Willamette National Cemetery


PENNSYLVANIA

83. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
84. Philadelphia National Cemetery


PUERTO RICO

85. Puerto Rico National Cemetery

SOUTH CAROLINA

86. Beaufort National Cemetery
87. Florence National Cemetery


SOUTH DAKOTA

88. Black Hills National Cemetery
89 . Fort Meade National Cemetery
90. Hot Springs National Cemetery


TENNESSEE

91. Chattanooga National Cemetery
92. Knoxville National Cemetery
93. Memphis National Cemetery
94. Mountain Home National Cemetery
95. Nashville National Cemetery


TEXAS

96. Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
97. Fort Bliss National Cemetery
98. Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
99. Houston National Cemetery
100. Kerrville National Cemetery
101. San Antonio National Cemetery


VIRGINIA

102. Alexandria National Cemetery
103. Arlington National Cemetery
104. Balls Bluff National Cemetery
105. City Point National Cemetery
106. Cold Harbor National Cemetery
107. Culpeper National Cemetery
108. Danville National Cemetery
109. Fort Harrison National Cemetery
110. Glendale National Cemetery
111. Hampton National Cemetery
112. Hampton National Cemetery
113. Quantico National Cemetery
114. Richmond National Cemetery
115. Seven Pines National Cemetery
116. Staunton National Cemetery
117. Winchester National Cemetery

WASHINGTON

118. Tahoma National Cemetery


WEST VIRGINIA

119. Grafton National Cemetery
120. West Virginia National Cemetery


WISCONSIN

121. Wood National Cemetery

 

Maintained by the ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) . . .

1. AEF Memorial, Washington, D.C. 2. East Coast Memorial, Battery Park, New York City, New York 3. Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii (Note that this memorial is located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which is maintained by the Veterans Administration) 4. Korean War Monument, Washington, D.C. 5. West Coast Memorial, San Francisco, CA 6. WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Private Memorials

1. Bement Area Veterans Memorial, Bement, Illinois
2. Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Kentucky

To add information on overseas cemeteries, please contact Patty Radcliff Temte: Click Here!
To add pictures or information on Memorial Day services, please contact Rik Peirson: Click Here!

Remembering SGT Ernest Gilbert Radcliff, KIA 26 May '45 with heartfelt thanks,
as his daughter, Patty Radcliff Temte, has staged the major AWON Overseas Cemetery pages since 2004.

Remembering SGT William Edward Crowley, KIA 15 July '44 with heartfelt thanks,
as his daughter, Sharon Crowley Connor, staged Memorial Day service pages from 2006 to 2009.

Remembering SSG Daniel Ray Geis, died 24 December '43 with heartfelt thanks,
as his daughter, Judy Geis Hoffman, staged Memorial Day service pages from 2010 to 2016.