If you are going to make that statement, make it correct: it's to honour US-of-A soldiers that died during service. America is a continent, actually there are two so it is plural. And the people of the other countries in the Americas do not always want to be associated with the US-of-A, which is only a "small" part of the Americas.
Maybe we should call it American US ...., when referring to anythign related to the USA. It stops a lot of confusion around the world.