Kindergraves ceremony held in Kaiserslautern

Photos by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

The Kindergraves are the final resting places for 451 American children of service members stationed in Europe during the buildup of the Cold War. The graves were decorated with American flags and roses before the ceremony.
The Kindergraves are the final resting places for 451 American children of service members stationed in Europe during the buildup of the Cold War. The graves were decorated with American flags and roses before the ceremony.

 

Col. Leslie T. Smith, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, says a few words during the ceremony May 17.
Col. Leslie T. Smith, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, says a few words during the ceremony May 17.

 

Air Force and Army personnel present wreaths in honor of their respective branches during the annual Kindergraves ceremony at the Kaiserslautern cemetery.
Air Force and Army personnel present wreaths in honor of their respective branches during the annual Kindergraves ceremony at the Kaiserslautern cemetery.