This Memorial Day I was fortunate enough to aid in the annual Memorial Day ceremony held at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial located in Cambridgeshire, England. This was my first time visiting the memorial and it was remarkably beautiful and sad at the same time. However, I can not express how proud it makes me feel that I get a chance to serve my country like so many of these brave men and women.
The Cambridge American Cemetery is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission and is the only American World War II cemetery located in Britain. It is home to three thousand eight hundred and nine headstones that extend in a fan shaped arrangement outwards from the flag pole. The cemetery is open to the public and can be visited every day of the year from 9am – 5pm except December 25th and January 1st. For some more really great information check out this website.