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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

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Address: Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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+33 2 31 51 62 00

Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of...

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.

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So grateful to be able to witness this monumental piece of history. This was the time reason we came to France. The visitor center is very well kept and somber as you amble... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

So grateful to be able to witness this monumental piece of history. This was the time reason we came to France. The visitor center is very well kept and somber as you amble through the first floor. Lots of floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out to the English Channel. Then to the lower level there is a theater with a movie... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Seeing the D-Day beaches isn't really complete until you see the aftermath. This is only a small portion of soldiers who died in the area, and many didn't die on D-Day. But it's a reminder of what the actual cost of the invasion was in human lives. Take time to walk through the graves and look at the ceiling of... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very emotional and silent and well worth the visit to respect our servicment who lost their lift in ww2.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Such a humbling piece of history to walk through. Since I have a family member buried there, we askied the question: How do we know our loved one is actually buried here. ANS: Any remains were identified by their dog tags, and for those that were not found, such as washed out to the English Channel or otherwise, were put... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were astounded at how big this cemetery was. It goes on forever, white crosses as far as the eye can see. It's a beautiful location with the sea on one side. It's peaceful and all you can hear is the waves crashing onto the shore. So many Americans died following D-Day! Worth a visit to remember all the lives... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I visited the Normandy American Cemetery after spending a day on horseback, riding through the nearby former German battery and galloping along Omaha Beach. The beach is so bright and full of families and people enjoying themselves that you forget -- just for a moment -- what it must have been like for the men coming ashore on D-Day. But... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This was quite a drive from where we were staying but I'm glad we went. Very moving and emotional. Very neatly kept not a thing out of place. High up above the beaches, the museum was not as interesting as the German museum further along the beaches( about 40 min away) very interesting with a lot of history and items... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a "must visit" for most coming to the area ….. The sacrifice resonates here and lends appreciation for all that was done in the name of freedom. Take the time to visit graves, the memorials, and identify with those who made the ultimate sacrifice. If you can visit during the flag lowering ceremony you will not regret it.

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Believe that anyone that visits the region where the D-Day invasion took place needs to visit this cemetery to understand the sacrifices made to establish a foothold in Europe and the ultimate defeat of Nazi Germany. Seeing the white crosses and stars of David lined up leaves a definite impression on the cost of war. It is very sobering to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting cemeteries is a necessity when touring Normandy and visiting museums about D-day. It's a sobering reminder about the reality of war : many died, a lot of them very young men. The American cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach, and the thousnads of white crosses make an impression. I recommend you visit the nearby German cemetery as well, which style is... More 

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