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“Must visit if you're in Normandy”

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 September 8, 2013

While the cemetery and memorial themselves are both touching and beautiful in their own right, there's a new visitors center on site that is very well done and tells a good story of the preparations for the landings and the aftermath, paying close attention to the stories of the soldiers who fought. There's a walkway down to the beaches below, but we think we could have skipped the walk down since there are better beaches to see if you're looking for some history. The beach below the memorial has mostly been reclaimed as a tourist and bathing beach.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Normandy American cemetery was a beautiful resting place for all the brave men who gave their lives in WWII. The crosses are an amazing sight to behold. The Peace Memorial was interesting as well. The beach looked so calm and quiet but one can just imagine the fury of the ships and soldiers that were there that D-Day running up the beach toward the battle front.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

One can of course only feel sorry for the hundreds of young men who died around D-Day and are buried here. In true American fashion it is a little over the top which makes its lose some of its dignity. The interpretive centre is worth a brief visit especially if you don't know much about WWII or D Day. Otherwise it has limited interest for non-Americans.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's hard to describe the emotions you feel in the cemetery. It is a beautiful site of natural beauty and exquisite landscaping. It is a quiet, serene place that is full of people. It is a fitting tribute to the men buried there.

Thank 394JaneD
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Reflective and AWSOME at the same time! You become immediately mesmerized at the vivid memories of what happened there. These beaches are probably one of the most beautiful in the world,but knowing what happened there totally distracts you from that view. The Cemetery is such a time for solitude .

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