Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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RVSVD
Spring Branch, TX273 contributions
American Battle Monument
Dec 2019
As a military veteran, son of a WW2 veteran, this monument site is a must see if you are in the area. The area is so beautiful and kept up like you would expect on any Military site. The design of the monument is so amazing and looking out at all the grave sites is one of the most moving experiences that I have ever had. It was such a sobering reality when you see all the crosses on all the graves and all the names on the wall there.
Written January 29, 2020
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JunJun17
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A Truly Unforgettable Experience!
Aug 2019
We had the most amazing experience at Epinal American Cemetery when we visited in August. A wonderful man (whose name I forgot to get!) welcomed us and when he found out we were visiting our great-great uncle’s grave, he treated us like VIPs. He gave us many pamphlets and information on Epinal. After we signed the special family guest book, he walked us to the grave and planted an American and French flag in the ground. He then had us rub wet sand from Omaha beach onto the engraving to stand out for our photos. To finish off our amazing experience he ran back to the office and played “America the Beautiful” and “Taps” on the speaker system throughout the cemetery. I did not expect this to be such an emotional experience, but it ended up being the highlight of our trip! Thank you again to everyone at Epinal!
Written October 10, 2019
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sillyslugs
Waynesburg, PA92 contributions
A must see for World War II Study
Jun 2019 • Family
We went to see my husband's uncle's grave. What a moving experience. The curator looked through his file and shared information about him and his company. She gave us American and French flags and helped us spread the sand on the headstone for pictures. The local florist delivered our flowers as we were there. They played Taps and a hymn over the speaker while we visited the grave, and we were all teary eyed. It was a beautiful way to honor a fallen soldier. The cemetery is kept in pristine condition. It is a beautiful place, very well kept by the staff and local families. The curator was very knowledgeable about troop movements and battles and suggested other sites. She explained the mosaic and how the different battles are represented. There is a very nice visiting room for families. It really makes you appreciate the sacrifice our soldiers made. Also, the people there were so considerate and they do a wonderful job of keeping the cemetery in immaculate condition for our fallen soldiers.
Written July 7, 2019
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Sailorsgirl
Springfield, MO5,511 contributions
We Must Never Forget Them
Apr 2019 • Couples
When we visit Europe, we always include visits to some of the American Battle Monuments Cemeteries, Monuments or Memorials from WWI and WWII. Epinal American Cemetery is a WWII Cemetery in Epinal, France. I always like to provide the reader with some of the information from the ABMC Cemetery pamphlets. Epinal Cemetery rests on 49.54 acres of land. There are 5,255 headstones, 5,l39 are Latin Crosses and 116 Stars of David mark the final resting place of our honored military dead. There are 424 names inscribed on the Walls of the Missing. And in this place rest 14 sets of brothers.

There is a mosaic battle map on the walls of the Memorial. In the Chapel are the flags of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. The Angel of Peace is suspended above the altar. There is a Visitor Building where you can sign the guest book and speak to one of the staff members.

If you are planning a trip to Europe in the future, I encourage you to visit one of the American Battle Monuments Cemeteries, Monuments or Memorials. You will find them very inspiring.
Written April 11, 2019
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wwglobetrotr
452 contributions
Beautiful setting, excellent exhibits
Sep 2018 • Friends
As with all US military cemeteries, immaculately maintained and information of historical importance presented in a clear compassionate and concise manner. Definitely worth the visit
Written September 15, 2018
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Beth P
Keene Nh64 contributions
Goosebumps
Apr 2018 • Family
I was awed by the care and consideration given to the people who lay at rest in this cemetery. I could feel the reverence with which the staff cares for those who are memorialized here in every aspect of my visit. We were given a guide who took our group of American school kids to a few notable sites and told us the stories of the people who were buried there, their words along with photographs brought the history alive for the kids in a way that was absolutely beautiful to behold. We only had the time on our tour to hear few of the stories our guide was prepared to share, but we were all touched by what we heard and saw during our brief visit. I wouldn't have guessed that a group of high school kids could be so engaged by a cemetery tour, but this place and their staff are truly special.
Written June 1, 2018
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GoodFood88
Washington DC, DC1,005 contributions
Well worth your time
Sep 2017 • Solo
I have been to a dozen American Cemeteries throughout Europe. Each one is unique and has it's own allure, Epinal is no different. This is one of the smaller cemeteries and is broken into two sections, A and B. In comparison Normandy has sections A-J. If you block out 60-90 minutes of your time, it will be well rewarded.
Written January 11, 2018
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hildenley
Berkshire, UK1,630 contributions
Wonderful peaceful place
Sep 2017 • Couples
We visited this American Cemetery & Memorial, where a young security man was pleased to tell us about the WWII action in the area. The chapel is a quiet place for remembering those lost, where a map mural of the area depicts how troops moved across Europe. Outside in wonderfully manicured grounds, white crosses mark the resting places of the fallen.
Written October 2, 2017
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Jervaulx
York, UK590 contributions
A beautiful memorial to US troops lost in WWII
Jul 2017 • Couples
Leaving the town of Epinal we followed the Moselle River and picked-up signposts for this war cemetery. We should have expected that any US war cemetery would be kept immaculately and this was true but the authorities are can only be praised for the making of this most beautiful cemetery. Memorials and cemetery precincts are the most fitting memorial to the many US forces who died in the liberation of Europe.
In quiet wooded surrounding, landscaped precincts and with an introductory reception area. Good car parking. Peace and quiet prevail as is only right in respect to the fallen.
One can only be shocked and surprised at the numbers buried and recorded here.
Thank you for ensuring these brave people will be remembered for generations to come.
Written July 8, 2017
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Ichigorobei
Bel Air, MD85 contributions
A Visit to some of the Graves of the 442nd RCT
May 2017 • Couples
All Americans should take some time to visit American cemeteries that are situated in different places throughout Europe to remind ourselves of the great personal sacrifices Americans who came before us made to help restore peace and freedom to other parts of the world during World War II. During our current days of great divisiveness, it is good for all of us to pause and remember a time when our nation pulled together to help defeat a great enemy. This spring I visited this American cemetery in Epinal where valiant U.S. warriors who fought in the Vosges Mountains area are buried, including some Japanese Americans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in which members of my family served. I also visited American cemeteries in Luxembourg and Normandie, France. Each was very well taken care of and beautifully arrayed in a quiet memorial that helps one to consider those who fought and died so that others whom they did not even know could live in peace and freedom.
Written June 10, 2017
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