"The Spirit of American Youth" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer by Peter_P
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After the war more then 10 American cemeteries were located on the battlefield, with hundreds of small burial grounds and isolated graves. At least 60 % of these buriels were repatriated back to the US. The American Battle Monuments Commission (AMBC) concentrated the remaining casualties into two main cemeteries. One here in Normandy and another in Britanny.
The 'Spirit of American Youth' watches over the enormous buriel-ground.
The memorial consists of a semicircular colonnade. The two loggia at each end contains maps and of the military operations. An orientation table overlooks the surroundings and points at the different landing-beaches...
The cemetery covers 172 acres. It contains the graves of 9.386 American military Dead, most of whom gave their lives during the landings and ensuing operations of World War II.
Another 1.557 Missing Americans have their names inscribed on the east side of the memorial.
- Pros:One of the most visited, but most touching monument around...
- In a nutshell:A Memorial side not to forget, about history not to forget...
The cemetery overlooks the Omaha Beach. Along this coast fierce batlle dominated the first days of the invasion... more travel advice
Two brothers who inspired 'Saving Private Ryan' - 2/Lt Preston Niland 22nd Infantry and Sgt Robert Niland 505th PIR. -... more travel advice
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