ARLINGTON, Va. – The loss of American life during World War I and World War II affected people in every corner of the United States, and forever changed the future of these families that suffered losses. In honor of Veterans Day, the American Battle Monuments Commission has launched a new, online video series: "Never Forgotten."
With more than 220,000 American men and women buried or memorialized at ABMC's overseas cemeteries around the world, the ABMC works every day of the year to honor the sacrifices of these individuals.
This new online series helps to tell the story of those that gave their lives from the perspective of their family members. The first released video tells the story of Merchant Marine Lt. Murray M. Blum, who died December 3, 1943 in the North Atlantic attempting to save another man's life. Hear his brother Calvin, niece Robin, and nephew Murray, recount this selfless story of sacrifice during World War II. Lt. Murray M. Blum, who is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery in England, is just one of the more than 8,900 individuals buried or memorialized at this site.
The second release in the online video series will feature the story of 1st Lt. Kenneth H. Underwood, who died May 18, 1944 and is also buried at Cambridge American Cemetery.
Established in 1923 by Congress, ABMC is a small, U.S. government agency charged with commemorating the service, achievements and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed forces. ABMC administers our nation's overseas commemorative cemeteries and federal memorials. For more information visit www.abmc.gov.
Posted Nov. 11