Burial and Memorialization Statistics

Aerial View of Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines
Aerial View of Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines

ABMC administers, operates, and maintains 26 permanent American military cemeteries, and 30 federal memorials, monuments, and markers, which are located in 17 foreign countries, the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the British dependency of Gibraltar; three of the memorials are located within the United States. These cemeteries and memorials are among the most beautiful and meticulously maintained shrines in the world.

In addition to grave sites, the World War I and II cemeteries, together with the three memorials on U.S. soil, also commemorate by name those U.S. service members who were missing in action, or lost or buried at sea during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. There are 207,621 U.S. war dead from World War I and World War II commemorated at ABMC sites; this includes 30,973 interments and 4,456 memorializations for World War I, and 92,958 interments and 78,985 memorializations for World War II.

Additionally, the names of 8,209 individuals listed as missing from the Korean War and 2,504 individuals from the Vietnam War are memorialized at ABMC’s Honolulu Memorial. ABMC also administers Mexico City National Cemetery, Corozal American Cemetery in Panama, and Clark Veterans Cemetery in the Philippines. More than 15,000 members of the armed forces, veterans, and others are interred in these sites.