Spangdahlem to honor American heroes

HOMBOURG, Belgium --- U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Shaneeka Jones, superintendent of flight records from the 470th Air Base Squadron at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, stands at parade rest during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Nov. 11, 2013. More than 40 American service members participated in the ceremony before nearly 100 attendees to honor the service and sacrifice of American veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Shaneeka Jones, superintendent of flight records from the 470th Air Base Squadron at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, stands at parade rest during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Hombourg, Belgium, Nov. 11, 2013. The Spangdahlem Air Base community will support the ceremonies to honor veterans Nov. 11, 2014, for Veterans Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The Spangdahlem Air Base community will support ceremonies to honor veterans Nov. 11, 2014, for Veterans Day.

The ceremonies at American military cemeteries in Belgium and Luxembourg will mark the 95th anniversary of the federal holiday's inception in 1919.

"Today, we gather once more to honor patriots who have rendered the highest service any American can offer this nation -- those who fought for our freedom and stood sentry for our security," said U.S. President Barack Obama in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2013. "In the life of our nation, across every generation, there are those who stand apart. They step up, they raise their hands, they take that oath. They put on the uniform, and they put their lives on the line. They do this so that the rest of us might live in a country and a world that is safer, freer, and more just. This is the gift they've given us. This is the debt that we owe them."

Below is a list of the ceremonies:

Luxembourg American Cemetery
The ceremony will occur Nov. 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. The 52nd Fighter Wing will provide the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and bugler. The 52 FW and the 726th Air Mobility Squadron will provide the Honor Flight and firing details. The U.S. Army's 21st Theater Sustainment Command and a U.S. Embassy Marine Detachment will also participate.

Address
50, Val du Scheid 2517 Luxembourg

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
The ceremony will occur Nov. 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. U.S. Airmen from NATO's Airborne Early Warning and Control Force based in Geilenkirchen, Germany, along with members of the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 17, based at Spangdahlem Air Base will provide support.

Address
Rue du Mémorial Américain 159, 4852, Belgium

For further information, visit http://www.abmc.gov.