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.

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“Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of those who threaten it.”

- U.S. Department of the Navy 

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

“It may sound corny, but what’s wrong with wanting to fight for your country. Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?”

- Jimmy Stewart

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

“Liberty, n. One of Imagination’s most precious possessions.”

- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881-1911

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Every Gift Matters

Your gift will help perpetuate the memory of the more than 218,000 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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We Remember & Honor: Then, Now, Forever

ABMF Military Outreach Program

Please join the thousands of patriotic men and women who understand the importance of remembering and honoring the sacrifice of those who fought and died for freedom. It’s a promise we make to all who serve. And, it’s a message that must be shared with our younger generations.

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ABMC International Council

International Council members include private sector and public figures – former and current government officials, global business leaders, philanthropists, and other influential people who leverage their networks to build and expand upon the mission of ABMF, and thus support the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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The ABMF

Past Is Prologue Essay Contest

Students! Write a winning essay about one of two compelling topics from WWII and win a cash prize! Up to $10,000 First Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, $2,500 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 for your life and future?  

Deadline for 2023 Essays: May 31

contest guidelines contest application form

The ABMF

Past Is Prologue Essay Contest

Students! Write a winning essay about one of two compelling topics from WWII and win a cash prize! Up to $10,000 First Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, $2,500 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 for your life and future?  

Deadline for 2023 Essays: May 31

contest guidelines contest application form

The ABMF

Past Is Prologue Essay Contest

Students! Write a winning essay about one of two compelling topics from WWII and win a cash prize! Up to $10,000 First Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, $2,500 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 for your life and future?  

Deadline for 2023 Essays: May 31

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