Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery lies 2 miles northwest of the village Henri-Chapelle, which is 4½ miles northwest of the Welkenraedt exit (7 miles from the German border) on the Aachen-Antwerp autoroute. Welkenraedt
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,248 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a beautiful memorial to the soldiers and more of WWII. There is even an American Red Cross nurse buried here who died during the bombing of a U.S. hospital in 1944. There are 37 sets of brothers here, imagine their families at home and honor these bravest of men who fought for a safe world. I was one of the lucky ones whose Dad came home but this is a place to pay respect to all who did not.
Written March 12, 2020
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Gater
5 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a beautiful cemetery in Belgum. My Father who was killed on Nov 15, 1944 in WWII is buried there. I visited the cemetery in Spring 2000. The staff was very helpful and helped me locate the grave site and place sand from Normandy on the marker so I could read it better. My son was in germany at the time and he ws with us. He has visited the site since that moment we were there. I dont believe they charge a fee for veterans families that have loved ones buried there.
Written December 12, 2019
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Chicagoehc
Chicago424 contributions
Nov 2019
On a terrible rainy and foggy day, I came here to honor my Great uncle who died in the WWII and is buried here. I never met the man but came to honor his memory and the memory of so many that made our world safer. The interior places at the memorial thoroughly explain the battles that so many died. It is immaculate and so well taken care of - a wonderful job done by the American Battle Monuments Commission and the locals who care for the area.
Written December 3, 2019
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Christel D
Nijlen, Belgium340 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
This is not the largest or most well known military cemitary, but still impressive. About 8.000 american soldiers have their last resting place here.
The spot is in the middle of nature, surrounded by their former battlefield.
Gards watch the grounds during opening hours. Silence is asked for and well deserved. A place for grace and respect. If you are not looking for someone, a visit won't take long.
It is free to pay respect.
Please stop by.
Written November 3, 2019
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Dee_in_DE
Hockessin, Delaware303 contributions
Oct 2019
We visited this cemetery on a private tour of the Belgium countryside. The rows and rows of grave sites are sobering and give your pause to thank those who died in our country's service. May they rest in peace.
Written October 30, 2019
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SDtraveler90
San Diego, CA7 contributions
Aug 2019
We made a detour to Belgium during our family visit to Europe to visit Henri-Chapelle Cemetery. My grandfather is buried here. Though I have been to several National Cemeteries in the US, and had just visited the American cemetery at Omaha Beach, this one was no less breathtaking and moving. The setting could not be more picturesque and peaceful overlooking a rural area of Belgium.
The American Battle Monuments Commission does an incredible job maintaining the monument and assisting those visiting. The facilities and grounds are immaculately maintained. The staff was extraordinarily kind helping to locate and walk us out to the grave, providing Omaha Beach sand to rub into the lettering (a very nice touch) and setting flags at the base of the marker. We noticed the groundskeepers who were working in the same area discreetly moved to a completely different section of the cemetery while we were visiting the grave. The staff also provided all the information they had on my grandfather and information about the battle he died in. They encouraged us to forward any additional information or pictures to them as they maintain files on all those buried here.
We appeared to be the only group visiting a family grave at the time of our visit. All the other visitors were simply paying respect to all of those buried here, which I found very humbling. This is not a heavily visited site, and the relative quiet allows for an excellent opportunity to reflect on the magnitude of the sacrifices made to allow for the world we live in today.
Written August 15, 2019
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JoeBaileyCole
Felino, Italy821 contributions
Oct 2018
High on a ridge straddling two valleys is this manicured green spot with its geometric white crosses and stars for almost 8,000 soldiers who died in battle in Aachen, the Hürtgen Forest and the Bulge. The memorial is very beautiful, on one end a chapel, and on the other a room with extraordinary maps and diagrams of the Siegfried Line battles. It’s difficult to hold back emotions here.
Written October 24, 2018
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Steve S
Eugene, OR1,174 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I had looked for my Great Uncles grave from 18 December 1944. I had looked while I was stationed in the Army in Germany in the 1980’s. But I was told he was killed during the Battle of the Bulge. So I walked around the cemetery at Bastogne. With the internet. I was able to go back and find his final resting spot. Henri-Chapelle is the largest American Cemetery in Europe. I got there late in the evening and it was closed. You can still walk the grounds. So I found his grave. I came back the next day when it was open. The staff were exceptionally welcoming to me. They did a small ceremony for me. They also opened his file. Which only had four papers in it. I gave them more information and a photo of my Great Uncle that I had. I had gone for my Mother and her sister since they were closer relatives. But after they opened the file and I found I was the only relative to visit his grave. Also a Belgian family had tended his grave for all these years. It got a little more personal and emotional for me. So many brave men, who gave up everything to try to make the world a better place. Only to sacrifice everything.
Written September 13, 2018
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rpcvtraveler75
Carmichael229 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
My uncle is buried here and we were graciously welcomed by an employee who took us to his grave, gave us sand from Omaha Beach to rub in the recessed letters on the cross and then gave us a comprehensive packet about my uncle and WW II. There were many visitors who come to pay their respects and give thanks to the American soldiers who helped liberate Belgium.
Written August 15, 2018
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RJN612
Pottsville, PA340 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
We visited here to pay our respects to a man from our town killed at Aachen and buried here. The cemetery and grounds are absolutely stunning. The enormity of the nearly 8,000 graves is humbling and a reminder of the sacrifice during the war of average Americans, average in the grand scheme of things but outstanding as heroes and liberators. The cemetery is immaculate and well tended. They have story boards at some of the graves to tell individual stories which is a nice touch. We visited three American cemeteries during our trip and all are stunning.
Written July 31, 2018
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