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. Use our Colleville-sur-Mer trip tool to arrange your visit to American Cemetery & Memorial and other attractions in Colleville-sur-Mer.
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  • Very impressive. Not only is it a it really well maintained and beautiful cemetery (if you can even say that), but the museum and exhibitions are so detailed and informative it really makes you go qui...  more »
  • Sacrifice and Courage is what this place is about. I'm glad my family with children ages 9 and 11 were able to experience this place.  more »
  • The memorial is very organized and the Government of the United States it is quite like a little piece of America in France, not only for the architecture of the place and the symbolism and tribute to the dead in combat. Amazing location!
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