The American Battle Monuments Foundation aims to engage the broader community to honor and remember the service, achievements and sacrifices of U.S. armed forces by augmenting and extending the critical work of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).
While the ABMC is responsible for maintaining the physical elements of our overseas battle monuments, that organization is not funded or equipped to provide an enhanced experience to visitors at those sites. Through active fund raising, our Foundation intends to elevate the participant experience at these hallowed sites, including information kiosks, visitor registries, guided tours, literature and other value-added activities.
Board of Directors
Alex Blumrosen, Secretary to the Board
- James D. Rosener, Chair
- John F. Crawford
- Barbarlee Diamonstein-Vogel
- Kenneth B. Gilman
Relationship with ABMC
The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) – guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials – honors the service, achievements and sacrifices of U.S. armed forces. The ABMC administers, operates, and maintains 26 permanent American military cemeteries, and 29 federal memorials, monuments, and markers, which are located in 16 foreign countries.
The American Battle Monuments Foundation exists to augment and extend the critical work of the ABMC. Specifically, our Foundation aims to enhance the visitor experience at the sites maintained by the ABMC. Our hope is that these added efforts will further encourage our citizens and other people worldwide to continue to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Although the ABMC and our Foundation are wholly separate organizations, a formal working agreement helps ensure close ongoing coordination and collaborating between the two groups.