Flanders Field American Cemetery

Local name
LocationWaregem, Belgium

Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War I cemetery on the southeast edge of the town of Waregem, Belgium. The memorial was designed by architect Paul Cret. This is the only American World War I cemetery in Belgium and 411 American servicemen are buried or commemorated there. Many of them fell at Spitaals Bosschen, an action of the Ypres-Lys Campaign by the 91st Infantry Division in the closing days of World War I.

This cemetery is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission and occupies a six-acre site. As with all Allied war cemeteries, the land was provided in perpetuity by the Belgian government. The headstones are aligned in four symmetrical areas around the white stone chapel that stands in the center of the cemetery.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanders_Field_American_Cemetery_and_Memorial

Coordinates 50°52'25.717" N 3°27'13.545" E

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