American Cemetery & Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer

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American Cemetery & Memorial honors American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II. Most of the 9,387 graves contain the remains of American soldiers and military personnel who lost their lives during the D-Day landings and the operations that followed. East of the memorial, the semicircle garden has 1,557 names inscribed on the "Walls of the Missing,” with rosettes denoting the names of those who have since been identified. The semicircular colonnade has one loggia at each end containing narratives of military operations as well as huge maps. See the iconic bronze statue called the “Spirit of American Youth” in its center and, overlooking the beach, a tablet depicting the Normandy landings. With our online itinerary creator, Colleville-sur-Mer attractions like American Cemetery & Memorial can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A particular and special place. It is impressive to see all the graves candle right behind each other. At the Memorial hang cards with the description of the military operations. From the cemetery, there is also a view on Omaha beach. There is a spacious, free, parking place.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a very nice place of testimony and remember this site is very very well maintained to do when coming in Normandy
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  • August 17, 2017
    Moving processionists, weepy, heartbreaking, poignant, taking, heartbreaking, touching... you can't write an opinion on such a sad event that it will never happen.
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