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“Meticulous Memorial and Cemetery”

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were four Australians on our way to the Champagne district and when we stumbled upon this American Cemetery from the Great War. What a find! We had intentions of visiting The Somme Battlefields but had not planned to visit any in the this region.

This cemetery is so well kept and is a tribute to the American People who maintain it. The many dead, (over 6,000) who rest in this very peaceful place would be proud of the way their memory is is put on display.

We ventured into the memorial centre and spoke with the people who run it. It was such an informative session and we stayed much longer than we would ever have dreamt, but it was all worth it.

2  Thank YakkaNobby
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The cemetery is only a few miles from Chateau-Thierry. It is the final resting place for more than 6000 World War I servicemen who lost their lives here. Although the cemetery closes officially at 5 PM, it is open 24 hours a day, if you enter by foot. It is such a quiet, peaceful site, atop a hill surrounded by rolling farmlands. The cemetery is lovely. We located Joyce Kilmer's grave. In the same row, we found another person from our own state, as well as the grave of an unknown soldier. The area is so well-cared for. The grass is manicured so that it looks like the green on a golf course. There are roses in bloom everywhere. But, there are no dead branches or leaves anywhere. The alter is at the top of the cemetery. From it, you can see the entire site, as well as the surrounding area. The staff is caring and friendly. The visitor center is well-maintained with useful information to take with you, as well as bathroom facilities.

Thank Coral G
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The men and women in this cemetery have been buried 95 years, and people don't remember what they did here. They came here to help end "the war to end all wars" and here they remain. It's not Normandy or Arlington, but it is a small piece of American soil in the French countryside which should be visited so as to see the sacrifice made by these brave souls.

Thank GoodFood88
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

If you are in the area, please do take the time to come visit the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial. Free guided tours are available in English and French from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week. This WWI cemetery is located about 30 minutes from the Chateau Thierry Monument which is less than 10 km from Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial at Belleau Wood and the village of Belleau where you will find the Devil Dog fountain. Also nearby to Oise-Aisne American Cemetery is the village of Fere-en-Tardenois with its amazing Chateau ruins.

1  Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in France contains the remains of 6,012 American war dead, most of whom lost their lives while fighting in this vicinity in 1918 during World War I. As with all American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) areas it is beautiful, dignified and gives great solice to those families who's Brothers, Son, Husbands never came home.

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