Normandy American Cemetry – 23/5/2016

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Colleville-sur-mer, France. The cemetery was established by the U.S. First Army on June 8 in 1944 and this cemetery was the first American one in Europe for World War II. There are 9 385 American military dead and most of them lost their lives during the D-Day landings. On the Walls of the Missing are written 1 557 names of those soldiers missing, rosettes are placed next to ones who have since been recovered and identified.

The American cemetery is huge with crosses and stars of David as far as the eye can see, it was a very sad. 

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Among the 9 387 American soldier’s graves, there are also 149 stars of David

Tourist Information for Normandy American Cemetery

Opening Hours:

  • Closed on December 25th and January 1st
  • 2nd January – 14th April – open 9 am – 5 pm
  • 15th April to 15th September – open 9 am – 6 pm
  • Last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing.

Costs:

Entrance to the visitor center and cemetery are free.

Official Website: https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/normandy-american-cemetery#.WlBT41WWbIU 

Written and Researched by Ava, Photos by mum

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