American Battle Monuments Foundation

American Battle Monuments Foundation

American Battle Monuments Foundation

Remember & Honor

The Fallen Heroes of WWI, WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War

Americans who fought, died, and are buried overseas made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Among our several programs, we engage today’s younger generations to learn the relevance of such sacrifice to their lives.

ABMF is the official partner of the American Battle Monuments Commission. ABMC maintains all 26 American military cemeteries and 32 monuments overseas. More than 218,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are buried or memorialized (remains unidentified/missing) in hallowed sites away from the homeland.

Learn more about ABMF and ABMC

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens.”

- James A. Garfield

Remember & Honor

The Fallen Heroes of WWI, WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War

Americans who fought, died, and are buried overseas made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Among our several programs, we engage today’s younger generations to learn the relevance of such sacrifice to their lives.

ABMF is the official partner of the American Battle Monuments Commission. ABMC maintains all 26 American military cemeteries and 32 monuments overseas. More than 218,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are buried or memorialized (remains unidentified/missing) in hallowed sites away from the homeland.

Learn more about ABMF and ABMC

“Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace. It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.”

- Baudouin I of Belgium, 1959

Remember & Honor

The Fallen Heroes of WWI, WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War

Americans who fought, died, and are buried overseas made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Among our several programs, we engage today’s younger generations to learn the relevance of such sacrifice to their lives.

ABMF is the official partner of the American Battle Monuments Commission. ABMC maintains all 26 American military cemeteries and 32 monuments overseas. More than 218,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are buried or memorialized (remains unidentified/missing) in hallowed sites away from the homeland.

Learn more about ABMF and ABMC

“Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.”

- Daniel Webster

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Every Gift Matters

Your gift will help perpetuate the memory of the more than 233,000 American service members interred or memorialized at ABMC sites around the world. ABMF is grateful for your gift via check, credit card, wire transfer, securities or other assets, a pledge, or a bequest of a planned gift .  Please click the donate button for information about ways to give.

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The ABMF

Past Is Prologue Essay Contest

 Students! Write a winning essay about one of three battles in WWI or WWII and win a cash prize! $5,000 First Prize, $2,500 Second Prize, $1,500 Third Prize awarded for best essays in each age group. What lessons from the battle are useful for us today? How are these events of the past relevant to us today? 

Deadline for 2022 Essays: October 1

contest guidelines contest application form

The ABMF

Past Is Prologue Essay Contest

 Students! Write a winning essay about one of three battles in WWI or WWII and win a cash prize! $5,000 First Prize, $2,500 Second Prize, $1,500 Third Prize awarded for best essays in each age group. What lessons from the battle are useful for us today? How are these events of the past relevant to us today? 

Deadline for 2022 Essays: October 1

contest guidelines contest application form

The ABMF

Past Is Prologue Essay Contest

 Students! Write a winning essay about one of three battles in WWI or WWII and win a cash prize! $5,000 First Prize, $2,500 Second Prize, $1,500 Third Prize awarded for best essays in each age group. What lessons from the battle are useful for us today? How are these events of the past relevant to us today? 

Deadline for 2022 Essays: October 1

contest guidelines contest application form

Test Your Knowledge

Take a quiz to see how much you know about WWI, WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War

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Sponsors

The American Battle Monuments Foundation Past is Prologue Essay Contest is made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of Troutman Pepper. Troutman.com

Sponsors

The American Battle Monuments Foundation Past is Prologue Essay Contest is made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of Troutman Pepper. Troutman.com

Sponsors

The American Battle Monuments Foundation Past is Prologue Essay Contest is made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of Troutman Pepper. Troutman.com