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Memorial Day Ceremonies 2024

  • 23 May 2024
  • 10:00 AM
  • 26 May 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Various locations including Flanders Field, the Ardennes and the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.


23 and-25-26 May

In memory of the Americans who died in the defense of freedom and whose final resting place is in the Kingdom of Belgium.

The American Overseas Memorial Day Association Foundation is inviting you to join Memorial Day in Belgium on Thursday 23 May, Saturday 25 May and Sunday 26 May 2024.

American Memorial Day is here again, with events planned for May 23, May 25 and 26. For Americans living in the United States, Memorial Day is a day off from work, with family picnics, and unbeatable sales. However, when you reside in Belgium, it is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your family to experience what Memorial Day is all about. Commemorations of America’s commitment to guarantee freedom for the U.S., her friends and allies have been held each Memorial Day weekend in Belgium since 1923. One meaningful role Americans play during their years here is taking part in these ceremonies. If you haven’t done so already, don’t miss this opportunity. Attending a Memorial Day ceremony is a chance to reflect upon the freedom we enjoy today, paid for in the 20th century by over 345,000 brave American men and women who died during World Wars I and II.

Over 14,000 American servicemen are buried in Belgium in three American military cemeteries. United States Military Representatives and senior Belgian politicians offer their tributes. Belgian school children sing both The Star Spangled Banner and the Belgian national anthem, and deliver special poetic tributes at some cemeteries. The uplifting and dignified ceremonies help us to recall the self-evident truths that are the foundation of America itself, “…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Everyone is invited to attend the Memorial Day ceremonies in grateful remembrance. 

Event Details:
Date and Place: various locations 

Thursday 23 May, 11h30 Community Cemetery of Deinze

Saturday 25 May, 10h Ardennes American Cementery, Neupré

Saturday 25 May, 16h Henry Chapelle American Cementery, Aubel/Hombourg

Sunday 26 May, 15h Flanders Field American Cementery, Waregem

Please check the AOMDA website for more details on all the ceremonies 

Price: Admission is free
Reservations: no reservation needed.

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