"American Memorial Sites in Normandy, France" Colleville-sur-Mer by Voyageuse30
Colleville-sur-Mer Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 73 photos
This page focuses on the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, but also includes other WWII museums and sites, which are only a short drive from the cemetery.
My friend and I managed to get into this cemetery on Memorial Day, 2002, when Presidents Bush and Chirac hosted a special ceremony.
Above, you can see the wreaths that each president presented during the ceremony.
This is a beautiful, pensive place and it is so hard to imagine the scenes of June 1944 on the beaches below.
There are more than 9000 graves here, also a chapel and a memorial which honors the "spirit of American youth". many of the soldiers who died in the landings and the following operations were quite young... an amazing sacrifice.
Omaha Beach is right below the Cemetery.
It is a beautiful beach but made somber if you think of what has happened here in times past...
- Pros:Gives one an appreciation for veterans' sacrifices
This museum follows the history of the American involvement in Normandy after the landings of 6 June 1944. There are... more travel advice
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