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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  • We can go on the d-day beaches and not to go to the cemetery of Colleville on sea. It's a moving place, have attend the raising of flag, a bit hard with the ringtone to the dead. A view to remember allies who helped us.
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  • An obligation for everyone to there having a look what freedom for demand. Young people from other parts of the world that come us release. Achtervallen that crosses is a family or family.
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  • The cemetery is a beautiful place to visit. Very solemn but not depressing. Grounds are well kept, Staff will even help you find a name if necessary. Wanted to pay homage to my uncle who survived Omah...  more »