In one of our Memorial Day posts, we mentioned that there are thousands of American veterans buried overseas. I’ve recently learned that “No-fee” passports are available to immediate family members (spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters) for the purpose of visiting their loved one’s grave or memorialization site at the American military cemeteries on foreign soil. For additional information, write to the American Battle Monuments Commission, Courthouse Plaza II, Suite 500, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, or telephone 703-696-6897, or visit the Web site at http://www.abmc.gov/home.php.
Given the onward march of time, I hope this benefit soon is extended to grandchildren as well.
June 9, 2008 Monday at 3:37 am