Do you have relatives buried overseas in an American Military Cemetery? If you do, this is a website you will want to check out. It is the American Battle Monuments Commission. Through their website you can search World War I, World War II, Korean and other burial listings in a database. If you find a relative, the information will state their name, Rank, Serial Number, Date of Death and Cemetery. If you click GO next to their name it will take you to the cemetery page where the relative is buried.

I sent an email to the ABMC asking for a photo of my cousin, James Privoznik’s grave. He died January 11, 1945 in Luxembourg. Family story said he wanted to be buried where he fell. He is buried in the Luxembourg American Cemetery. The ABMC said if I provided my snail mail address, they would mail a photo of his grave. It took a while, but I received it and was shocked. The ABMC sent me two poster size photographs of the cemetery and in the top left corner, a 4x6 photo attached of James’ grave. You can also ask for a photograph to be emailed, which is what I ended up doing after not receiving the photograph in the mail after a couple months.

The main page has links and videos on current projects and information you should know. It also contains links to their Cemeteries, Memorials, Services Available, Commemorative Events and more.

This is a beautiful website that honors our fallen service men and women. Please take some time to explore it and remember those who served our country.

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