The American Battle Monuments Commission reopened its cemetery located in Panama

ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct23, 2020) —  The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) is pleased to announce the reopening of its Panama site. ABMC officials encourage potential guests to visit ABMC.gov for the cemetery’s operational updates and prepare to adhere to the new visitation restrictions and health and safety requirements. 

As of Oct. 21, 2020, Corozal American Cemetery (CZAC), Panama, is open to the public. However, the visitor building and restrooms will remain closed to the publicAdditionally, guided tours are not available 

Access to the cemetery grounds requires mandatory use of hand sanitizer, which is provided on site, as well as the mandatory use of a mask. ABMC officials advise potential guests to postpone their visits when feeling unwell. Ceremonies and other gatherings within the grounds of the cemetery are not permitted. Additional information and instructions will be provided by cemetery staff upon arrival.  

Next-of-kin, family members of the fallen, and Veterans are strongly encouraged to contact the cemetery staff in advance for additional assistance. Also, CZAC burials have resumed. Families may contact the cemetery staff to schedule and plan for internments 

The CZAC staff may be reached via email at Corozal@abmc.gov or by phone at +507 317 6034.  

The safety and security of ABMC employees and visitors remain our priority. Social distancing, prescribed visitation paths, and restricted areas will continue at all ABMC sites until deemed unnecessary  

For information about the operational status of ABMC sites, please monitor ABMC.gov and ABMC social media platforms.   

Media members requiring additional information may contact the ABMC Public Affairs Office:  

Alison Bettencourt Hélène Chaulin 
Cell: 703-677-5041 Cell: +33 (0)6 38 13 56 25
Email: bettencourta@abmc.gov Email: chaulinh@abmc.gov   

About American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC): 

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) operates and maintains 26 cemeteries and 30 federal memorials, monuments, and commemorative plaques in 17 countries throughout the world. Additionally, the ABMC maintains three memorials in the United States. Since April 6, 1917, the ABMC’s sacred mission remains to honor the service, achievements, and sacrifice of more than 200,000 U.S. service members buried and memorialized at our sites. For more information about the ABMC, visit ABMC.gov.