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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

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14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 31 51 62 00
https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/normandy-american-cemetery#.WkEG_svjIuY
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The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

The Memorial and Cemetery commemorate the lives of those Americans killed during the D-Day Invasion on 6, June ,1944 and the subsequent days after. A must see!

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The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 and the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery site, at the north end of its half mile access road, covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. On the Walls of the Missing, in a semi-circular garden on the east side of the memorial, are inscribed 1,557 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.

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San Francisco, California, USA

What a moving memorial to honor the lives lost to protect, defend, and ensure the freedom that we are able to enjoy today. A visit to this wonderful yet poignant tribute will definitely get one to appreciate even more the sacrifices made by our brave troops past, present, and future.

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Pittsford (town), New York
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On a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach over 9000 marble-white crosses symbolizing the Americans who fought and died during the invasion of France in WWII: D-Day. This a very powerful site and one that every American should see. You can walk around the grounds and look at the graves and see where the soldiers came from, small towns and large cities from all over the US. They had a ceremony for our tour group at the semi-circle memorial. France has given the US permanent free use of this 172-acre site. It is immaculately maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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You have to visit here if you are coming to Normandy - very moving

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Paris, France

The place to see on your way to Mont St Michel.

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