• American and Belgian flags wave beside the tombstones of the 368 American World War I Soldiers buried at Flanders Field in Belgium. Flanders Field, located on a World War I battlefield, is the smallest American cemetery in Europe and the only American World War I cemetery in Belgium. (U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Flanders Field American Cemetery

    American and Belgian flags wave beside the tombstones of the 368 American World War I Soldiers buried at Flanders Field in Belgium. Flanders Field, located on a World War I battlefield, is the smallest American cemetery in Europe and the only American...

  • A visitor pays respects to the WWII dead at Ardennes May 29. A total of 5,329 U.S. Soldiers are buried at the cemetery. (U.S. Army photo by Cis Spook)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Ardennes American Cemetery

    A visitor pays respects to the WWII dead at Ardennes May 29. A total of 5,329 U.S. Soldiers are buried at the cemetery. (U.S. Army photo by Cis Spook)

  • A joint color guard presents the colors at the Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium May 29. Chièvres Garrison Soldiers Sgt. Brandon McIntosh, Spc. Michael Speagle and NCOIC Staff Sgt. Wayne Morey represent the U.S. Army.  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey A. Graziano carries the U.S. colors and Petty Officer 1st Class Mario Penaranda, information technology specialist, carries the Belgian colors. (U.S. Army photo by Cis Spook)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Ardennes American Cemetery

    A joint color guard presents the colors at the Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium May 29. Chièvres Garrison Soldiers Sgt. Brandon McIntosh, Spc. Michael Speagle and NCOIC Staff Sgt. Wayne Morey represent the U.S. Army. U.S. Air Force...

  • Frans Marique, a Belgian World War II veteran from the 5th Fusiliers Battalion pays respect to his American brethren during the Memorial Day ceremony at Henri-Chapelle Cemetery May 29. (U.S. Army photo by Marie-Lise Baneton)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

    Frans Marique, a Belgian World War II veteran from the 5th Fusiliers Battalion pays respect to his American brethren during the Memorial Day ceremony at Henri-Chapelle Cemetery May 29. (U.S. Army photo by Marie-Lise Baneton)

  • At Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, A Soldier stands at parade rest beneath the American flag as it flies at half staff to honor Americans killed while serving their country. (U.S. Army photo by Marie-Lise Baneton)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

    At Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, A Soldier stands at parade rest beneath the American flag as it flies at half staff to honor Americans killed while serving their country. (U.S. Army photo by Marie-Lise Baneton)

  • Thousands gather at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium May 29 during a Memorial Day cemetery. A total of 7,992 American World War II Soldiers are buried at the cemetery and another 450 are recognized on the wall of the missing.

    Memorial Day 2010 at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

    Thousands gather at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium May 29 during a Memorial Day cemetery. A total of 7,992 American World War II Soldiers are buried at the cemetery and another 450 are recognized on the wall of the missing.

  • Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands walks with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gen. (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki to preside over the 66th annual observation of the American Memorial Day at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, Netherlands, May 30. (U.S. Army photo by Tom Budzyna)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Margraten American Cemetery

    Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands walks with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gen. (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki to preside over the 66th annual observation of the American Memorial Day at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in...

  • Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands stands with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gen. (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki in solemn remembrance during the 66th annual observation of the American Memorial Day at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, Netherlands, May 30. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment USAG Schinnen Sgt. 1st Class Axel Fontenot led a multi-national cadre of service members from all branches of the military in laying more than 65 wreathes where 8,301 American war dead are buried. Local Dutch citizens have adopted every gravesite at the cemetery, and often, this role is handed down from generation to generation. (U.S. Army photo by Tom Budzyna)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Margraten American Cemetery

    Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands stands with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gen. (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki in solemn remembrance during the 66th annual observation of the American Memorial Day at the Netherlands American Cemetery...

  • U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gen. (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki accompanies the American Ambassador to the Netherlands, Fay Hartog Levin, as they lay a wreath at the 66th annual observation of the American Memorial Day at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, Netherlands, May 30. This year, the Netherlands is celebrating 65 years of freedom since the end of World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Tom Budzyna)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Margraten American Cemetery

    U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gen. (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki accompanies the American Ambassador to the Netherlands, Fay Hartog Levin, as they lay a wreath at the 66th annual observation of the American Memorial Day at the Netherlands American...

  • During the Memorial Day ceremony at Flanders Field American Cemetery May 30, USAG Brussels Soldiers Staff Sgt. Timothy A. McCullough (left) and Sgt. Joshua L. Hanes (right) present wreaths honoring the fallen. (U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Flanders Field American Cemetery

    During the Memorial Day ceremony at Flanders Field American Cemetery May 30, USAG Brussels Soldiers Staff Sgt. Timothy A. McCullough (left) and Sgt. Joshua L. Hanes (right) present wreaths honoring the fallen. (U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy)

  • At the Memorial Day ceremony at Flanders Field American Cemetery May 30 Belgian school children lay flowers on the graves of American Soldiers who died during World War I. (U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Flanders Field American Cemetery

    At the Memorial Day ceremony at Flanders Field American Cemetery May 30 Belgian school children lay flowers on the graves of American Soldiers who died during World War I. (U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy)

  • At the Flanders Field American Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony May 30 local Belgian school children sing the Belgian and American National Anthems while they wave the flags of each country. (U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Flanders Field American Cemetery

    At the Flanders Field American Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony May 30 local Belgian school children sing the Belgian and American National Anthems while they wave the flags of each country. (U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy)

  • American and Belgian flags wave beside the tombstones of the 5,329 American World War II Soldiers buried at Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. (U.S. Army photo by Cis Spook)

    Memorial Day 2010 at Ardennes American Cemetery

    American and Belgian flags wave beside the tombstones of the 5,329 American World War II Soldiers buried at Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. (U.S. Army photo by Cis Spook)

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