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War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Thomas H. Conner

Abstract

Every year, people from all over the world visit American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) sites, from Normandy, France, to Busan, South Korea, to Corozal, Panama. At rest in the twenty-six overseas cemeteries are almost 139,000 dead, and memorialized on “Walls of the Missing” are 60,314 fallen soldiers with no known graves. The ABMC administers, operates, and maintains twenty-six permanent American military cemeteries and twenty-seven federal memorials, monuments, and markers. These graves and memorials are among the most beautiful and meticulously maintained shrines in the world. This book ... More

Keywords: American Battle Monuments Commission, War Cemeteries, John J. Pershing, George Marshall, Graves, Jacob Devers, Mark Clark, Memorials, Memory, Monuments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813176314
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas H. Conner, author
Hillsdale College