Overcoming Adversity

May 24, 2017

KMC members honor Kindergraves

graves-children1452 American children laid to rest in the Kaiserslautern Kindergraves during the Ramstein Area Chief’s Group and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 20, 2017. The Kindergraves are the final resting place for American children who died at or shortly after birth from 1952 to 1971. Every year after Mother’s Day, members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community honor their memory with a memorial service.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, speaks during the Ramstein Area Chief’s Group and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service at U.S. Army Daenner Kaserne, Germany, May 20, 2017. The Kindergraves are the final resting place for 452 American children who died at or shortly after birth from 1952 to 1971. Every year after Mother’s Day, members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community honor their memory with a memorial service.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Representatives from the U.S Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa, and Ramstein Area Chief’s Group light candles during the RACG and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service at U.S. Army Daenner Kaserne, Germany, May 20, 2017. The Kindergraves are the final resting place for 452 American children who died at or shortly after birth from 1952 to 1971. The memorial ceremony also included an invocation, wreath lying, and a blessing of the graves.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Members of the Ramstein High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps lead a procession of Kaiserslautern Military Community members to the gravesite of 452 American children during the Ramstein Area Chief’s Group and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 20, 2017. The ceremony is held annually to honor the children who were lost from 1952 to 1971. The memorial ceremony included an invocation, laying wreaths, candle lighting, and a blessing of the graves.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Aaron Bennett (left), 86th Airlift Wing command chief, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Leonard, Ramstein Area Chief’s Group lead, lay a wreath during the RACG and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 20, 2017. The Kindergraves are the final resting place for 452 American children who died at or shortly after birth from 1952 to 1971. The memorial ceremony also included an invocation, candle lighting, and a blessing of the graves.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marcus Branch, 86th Airlift Wing chaplain, blesses the graves of 452 American children during the Ramstein Area Chief’s Group and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 20, 2017. The Kindergraves are the final resting place for 452 American children who died at or shortly after birth from 1952 to 1971. Every year after Mother’s Day, members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community honor their memory with a memorial service.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, pays his respects at the gravestone for Gary Currie, an infant who lost his life in 1952, during the Ramstein Area Chief’s Group and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 20, 2017. Zadalis presided over a dedication ceremony for Gary at the Kindergraves in October of 2016. The Kindergraves are the final resting place for 452 American children who died at or shortly after birth from 1952 to 1971.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

An American flag and flower adorns the gravestone of an American child during the Ramstein Area Chief’s Group and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 20, 2017. The Kindergraves are the final resting place for 452 American children who died at or shortly after birth from 1952 to 1971. Every year after Mother’s Day, members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community honor their memory with a memorial service.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community pay their respects to American children buried at the Kaiserslautern Kindergraves during the Ramstein Area Chief’s Group and German-American and International Women’s Club’s Kindergraves Memorial Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 20, 2017. The Kindergraves are the final resting place for 452 American children who died at or shortly after birth from 1952 to 1971. The memorial ceremony included an invocation, laying wreaths, candle lighting, and a blessing of the graves.




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