US Army allows cemetery visits on All Saints Day

The Langenbruck Cemetery (Freidhof) of the US Rose Barracks (south camp) in Vilseck.

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After the forced break due to the corona last year, the US Army is again offering the opportunity to visit the Haag (Grafenwöhr military training area) and Langenbruck (US South Camp / Rose Barracks Vilseck) cemeteries for the grave blessing after All Saints’ Day. The US Army Garrison Bavaria is giving all relatives the opportunity to visit the graves of their ancestors on Sunday, November 7th.

Father Robin Xavier from Vilseck will bless the graves. A specially deployed bus leaves at 2 p.m. from the Schützenheim in Sorghof to the two cemeteries. The current corona regulations apply. This also includes a mask requirement on the bus.

Both cemeteries, Haag and Langenbruck, are considered historical cultural assets. The annual visits during All Saints’ Day document the attachment of the former residents and their descendants to their old homeland. The chairman of the Sorghof soldiers and warriors’ association, Werner Stubenvoll, has been looking after the memorial sites and organizing the visits for years.

From Saturday, October 30th to Monday, November 8th, relatives have the opportunity to go to the Langenbruck cemetery in the US South Camp (Rose Barracks) Vilseck for grave maintenance. Interested parties should contact the Office for Press and Public Relations of the US Garrison Bavaria (09641/705262002/2003/2007, usarmy.bavaria.id-europe.list.pao[at]army[dot]mil).

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