Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Local nameCimetière américain de Colleville-sur-Mer
LocationColleville-sur-Mer, France

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II. It is located on the site of the former temporary battlefield cemetery of Saint Laurent, covers 172.5 acres and contains 9,388 burials.A memorial in the cemetery includes maps and details of the Normandy landings and military operations that followed. At the memorial's center is Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves, a bronze statue. The cemetery also includes two different flag poles which at two different times people gather around the American flags to watch them lower and fold both flags. This not only honors the United States but all the 9388 people in the cemetery plus everyone who fought in the war.

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More information and contact

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

Official Website http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/normandy-american-cemetery

Address (Unnamed Road), 14710, France

Coordinates 49°21'32.646" N -0°51'21.174" E

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