Several of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) cemeteries oversee grave adoption or honor a grave programs. Not all cemeteries have these programs.
Each of the foundations listed here have a system where they allow Europeans to adopt a grave to honor. This means the adopter brings flowers on special days like the soldier’s birthday, commemorative days like Liberation Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day, and holidays. Many grave adopters research the lives and service of their soldiers so their memories are not forgotten.
Ardennes & Henri-Chapelle
American Overseas Memorial Day Association
Another foundation at Margraten, which is responsible for the Fields of Honor Database and Faces of Margraten Project, the Foundation United Adopters American War Graves (Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven).
Grave Adoption Foundation Les Fleurs de la Mémoirie
- Unofficial Facebook page for this grave adoption group
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