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Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Pay your respects at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, a conglomeration of war graves dedicated to soldiers killed during the D-Day invasions and the subsequent Battle of Normandy. The fierce combat that followed the Allied landing on the shores of France in 1944 left many dead on both sides, and this cemetery serves as the final resting place for more than 2,000 Canadian troops. Wander the quiet garden grounds designed and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and view the neat rows of headstones and ornate crosses stretched out before you. Take a quiet moment of reflection at one of the on-site chapels, or simply climb up to one of the viewing platforms for a better view over the cemetery and surrounding countryside. You can use the website to find a specific name or grave, if you wish. Plan to visit Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Reviers attractions using our Reviers vacation route planner.
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We zijn hier geweest na een bezoek aan de Amerikaanse begraafplaats. Op deze begraafplaats liggen 2000 helden begraven.We have been here after a visit to the American cemetery. 2000 heroes are buried in this cemetery.show original
A great memorial to the Canadian soldiers who fell during the Normandy invasion. A must see for any Canadians who are visiting the area.
Situé en pleine campagne, très bien entretenu, avec des fleurs devant la plupart des pierres tombales. Peu de visiteurs à la fin août, sinon quelques touristes étrangers.Located in the countryside, very well maintained, with flowers in front of most of the tombstones. Few visitors to the end of August, if not a few foreign tourists.show original
During my travels through Europe I have visited a lot of war cemeteries, but I have found this one to be one of the most moving. I visited with a group of my high school students, and they found themselves (as did I) overwhelmed by the moving things written on the stones. The honour to serve their country, the love for their family, those who fought and new they would not survive, each grave stone tells a story of a real person who fought a real war - something we often forget. Take the time when visiting to walk up and down each row and glimpse into the lives of those who fought in WWII. These Canadians fought, and deserve us to remember their lives as soldiers, and as people. Well worth the time to visit. Glad our guide brought us here.
One of the most peaceful places I have ever been to in my life. Hallowed ground. It is located in some of the most beautiful countryside on earth. As an American, I thank God for the brave heroes who are buried there. We owe our freedom to them. I was in Normandy to see the place where my dad and his twin brother jumped in as part of the 101st Airborne. We drove to the Canadian Cemetery because my friend's dad is buried there. I am so glad I did. It is a deeply moving experience.
Quiet and out of the way. Peaceful but emotional. A Canadian bucket list must. Along w Juno Centre.
It was very touching to visit this hallowed ground on Dec 4/2014. So many young persons gave their all for our freedom. They were so young and could have achieved so much more given the opportunity. Thank you to the people of France for doing such an excellent job of maintaining this pristine cemetery in honor of them.
I am a Normandy Veteran who served on Juno Beach from 10th June 1944 to early September 1944. I have now visited this Cemetery on three occasions and have always been so upset by my memories of the gallant Canadian volunteers who gave their lives and who now lie here so far from home.
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