Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer

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Normandy American Cemetery 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 Normandy American Cemetery and other attractions in Colleville-sur-Mer.
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  • This is probably one of the best keep military cemeteries I’ve ever been to, the visitor centre is a must with the cinema and displays within the lower area. The whole site is impeccably maintained... 
    This is probably one of the best keep military cemeteries I’ve ever been to, the visitor centre is a must with the cinema and displays within the lower area. The whole site is impeccably maintained...  more »
  • Having had so many in our family serve in the military, I was really excited to visit this location. The museum at the cemetery was very informative and provided a lot of the background on the... 
    Having had so many in our family serve in the military, I was really excited to visit this location. The museum at the cemetery was very informative and provided a lot of the background on the...  more »
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  • A depressing and historic place. Thanks to all Allied soldiers who have brought peace to Europe through their commitment. Honoring you is our responsibility. Impressive exhibition. Definitely worth a visit. Located in close proximity to the Overlord Museum.
  • Amazing and beautiful cemetery and memorial. Must see when in France. Take some time and go through the visitor center first and go downstairs and read the history of the invasion. Go down to the beach and walk on the sand our young troops died on for freedom 🇺🇸

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