Memorial Day 2021

Today on Memorial Day, Ambassador Donald Blome joined Brigadier General Aida T. Borras, the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Southern European Task Force – Africa at the North Africa American Cemetery in Carthage, Tunisia to pay tribute to the 2,841 fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen buried here, and the 3,724 Americans missing in action whose names are written on the Walls of the Missing.

“Memorial Day is a day where we honor those who fought in war and made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could appreciate the privilege of peace and democracy, in both Tunisia and the United States…As we observe Memorial Day at the only American military cemetery on the African continent, hosted for decades by our Tunisian friends, we honor the fallen by strengthening our relationship with peaceful democratic allies, like Tunisia.” – Ambassador Blome.