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 former 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, which was dedicated in 1956, is the most visited cemetery run by the American Battle Monuments Commission with one million visitors a year. In 2007, the AMBC opened a visitor center at the cemetery, relating the global significance and meaning of Operation Overlord. This visitor center is currently being overhauled, and is schedulded to open again in May 2019.
15 Apr - 15 Sep: 9 am - 6 pm
16 Sep - 14 Apr: 9 am - 5 pm
Phone +33 02 31 51 62 00
Address Omaha Beach, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Coordinates 49°21'34.502" N -0°51'15.847" E