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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

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Address: Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 0033-0-231516200
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Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of...

Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of Normandy, this cemetery contains the graves of 9,386 American soldiers who died at Normandy and a touching memorial to another 1,557 whose bodies were never recovered.

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Very poignant, humbling and just so respectful! Amazing grounds, beautiful locations and so interesting walking round the memorials......

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Tunbridge Wells - Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very poignant, humbling and just so respectful! Amazing grounds, beautiful locations and so interesting walking round the memorials......

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The grounds are impeccably kept and the visitors who were there the day we visited were respectful. The location is impressive and appropriate. However, there was something very...well...Americanized/Disney-esque about it. The piped-in 21-gun salute seemed rather cheesy to me. There are other more sombre and less grandiose cemeteries that are much more meaningful and moving. Something about the scale of... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So sad but also so important to visit. The whole experience was poignant and so well done. The memorial was essential and the kids 11, 13 and 16 got a real sense of the scale of the sacrifices that all these people put I for us.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most people have seen this in movies and pictures, but nothing can replace being there yourself. Our guide showed us the grave of a high-ranking officer from our home state and gave us a lot of other information such as this was not the original location and that the eagles on the flags face westward toward the USA. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited many cemeteries' and memorials across Europe. But I feel this was one of the most moving. As you move through the crosses that are impeccably aligned. You come to the beach head which gives you the magnitude of the task ahead and you realise that there's little wonder why so many lost their lives here. Don't miss... More 

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Grove, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I’m not really a numbers kinda girl, and I wasn’t that passionate about history, either. But I know I have a tendency to remember information when I am impressed or moved by it. Our visit to Normandy, France to the American Cemetery and Memorial was both. The number 6.6.1944 is recognized by us as D-Day, the date that the massive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Free to all and remarkably moving. I had visited years ago and returned with my kids. It is a timeless and moving reminder of the sacrifices made to liberate Europe. Looking at the countless crosses and Stars of David demonstrates the diversity of the US forces, not to mention that these soldiers came from every corner of the United States.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Death in Infinity Line after Line....Equidistant, alined perfection. Brilliant white sculptures sit side by side, like soldiers to attention.....Proud! Here they lie, respected in their beautiful oasis, idyllic beach. Once mayhem, destruction...hell. Now at rest, bless them all x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You absolutely must visit omaha beach and the cementary when you visit Normandy. This impressive story you must never forget!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To write a review is weird on trying to describe a place where so many heroes that fought for our freedom are buried. Lets just say i am thankful to them and visiting shows your respect for them.

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