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Rear Adm. Brad Collins, Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central (EURAFCENT), paid tribute to fallen service members during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Somme American Cemetery in Bony, France. The ceremony honored the 333 missing in action (MIA) and 1,844 Americans buried in the cemetery, which rests on the hallowed WWI front lines. Between 1916 and 1918, the Somme witnessed trench warfare in its most horrifying form, with over 1 million killed and wounded men. The Allied 100-Day Offensive, which included American troops, ultimately led to the end of World War I. The cemetery is preserved by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), which honors the sacrifice of more than 200,000 U.S. service members who paid the ultimate price overseas.

Lessons of Sacrifice: Honoring Fallen Service Members at Somme American Cemetery

On Memorial Day, Rear Adm. Brad Collins, Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central (EURAFCENT), paid tribute to fallen service members at the Somme American Cemetery in Bony, France. The cemetery rests on the hallowed WWI front lines, where over 1 million men were killed and wounded. The ceremony honored the 333 missing in action (MIA) and 1,844 Americans buried in the cemetery. The Allied 100-Day Offensive, which included American troops, ultimately led to the end of World War I. The cemetery is preserved by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), which honors the sacrifice of more than 200,000 U.S. service members who paid the ultimate price overseas.

Remembering the Cost of War: Honoring Fallen Service Members at Somme American Cemetery

The Somme American Cemetery in Bony, France, held a Memorial Day ceremony to honor fallen service members, especially those killed on the hallowed WWI front lines upon which the cemetery rests. Rear Adm. Brad Collins, Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central (EURAFCENT), paid tribute to the 333 missing in action (MIA) and 1,844 Americans buried in the cemetery. The Allied 100-Day Offensive, which included American troops, ultimately led to the end of World War I. The cemetery is preserved by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), which honors the sacrifice of more than 200,000 U.S. service members who paid the ultimate price overseas. The ceremony served as a reminder of the cost of war and the values worth fighting for.

Keywords: Memorial Day, Somme American Cemetery, fallen service members, Rear Adm. Brad Collins, American Battle Monuments Commission, World War I, Allied 100-Day Offensive, sacrifice, hallowed front lines.

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