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“VERY moving for people of all ages”

Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Very powerful free museum - walking through cemetery & museum is a powerful reminder for people of all ages

Thank Joe N
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Row upon row of white crosses march across what is now American soil on the plateau above Omaha beach all facing west to America, a sad memorial to the many who came from across the water to die on the stretch of sand below the cemetery in July 1944. Another poignant reminder of the human price in conflict.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

This perfectly kept memorial and museum overlooks Omaha Beach and is perfectly kept. There are brief services periodically and a wall with 1500 names of those whose remains were not found. About 1/3 of American families of those lost chose to have them remain in France.

2  Thank haymaker58
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This cemetery is a must if in the area. The 10,000 odd soldiers laid to rest here are an eternal monument to the futility of war. This peaceful setting , with views out over some of the D Day beaches is spectacular and serene. Check out the grave of General Rooseveldt and research his involvement in the landings for another perspective of the war .

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a beautiful spot, fabulously maintained by the Americans and reminds you of the great cost that had to be paid in order for us to enjoy our visits to France today.

It is incredibly peaceful and a wonderful area which contrasts with the absolute carnage which happened a few hundred yards away from here in the first assaults of Omaha beach and then into the countryside for the battle of normandy. I would highly recommend everyone should visit here if in the area, I believe there are around 9,000 graves here, all individual men with families who never got to go home and see their loved ones again, and we should never forget the great sacrifice made by these men.

A short walk away is Omaha beach itself and there are one or two bunkers still there plus a memorial spire with names of those killed.

There is a museum as well, which is free to enter, however we didn't have time to visit.

1  Thank StuartBaird
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