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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  • its a tremendous place, you are among all that youth that couldn't live more for us. The experience is heavy when you see the american familiars that come to visit the grave of their kinsman  more »
  • This was my first visit to Normandy, this cemetery really highlights the number of young people that gave their lives for a free world, rows upon rows of White crosses.  more »
  • Very sobering to see the 9000 crosses and Jewish stars all in rows, especially after having spent the day visiting the beaches and museums. Perfect time to go is at 4:45 allowing 45 minutes to visit a...  more »