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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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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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Atmospheric and emotive

Beautifully maintained, and an excellent film presentation on way into cemetery. All is respectful and the proximity to Omaha Beach is very poignant.

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Beautifully maintained, and an excellent film presentation on way into cemetery. All is respectful and the proximity to Omaha Beach is very poignant.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting the beaches, a trip to the American Cemetery was a must. It is a moving and memorable experience. We, and future generations, must never forget those brave Americans who died in France. The short service with the bells playing our national anthem (on the hour?) is touching.

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Saarbrucken, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You walk through this beautiful place and are stunned and speechless. It is beautiful but at what cost? As a European I feel such gratitude that you all came and helped!

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This cemetery is enormous and demonstrates just how many Americans died on French soil during the latter years of WW2. It goes on and on. It's a beautiful location with the sea alongside and one can hear the waves crashing below as you meander among the headstones. The views are splendid and the cemetery is immaculate. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Respect. I always get goosebumps when remember D-day invasion and its stories. Watching movies related to this and actually seeing the place is big difference.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the cemetery in Normandy where the soldiers are buried who died during the D-Day invasion is a powerful experience. There are no words to express the feelings upon seeing the rows of perfectly maintained graves along the pristine shoreline. The museum gives you additional information on the invasion and on the lives of some of the men... More 

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Big tribute to history of all heroes of history. The sea view and the gardens... Everything incredibly ranged and taken care. Respect

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Very emotional place...mix of beauty and sadness...you can really feel a heroism of each soldier which participated in the one the most important battles of WW2 - D-Day! Definitely must attend a museum and take part in a free guide tour.

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Visited here with my father and his father. It's a place you have to visit if you're in Normandy. A place that needs to be seen to be truly believed. RIP the fallen. Never forgotten.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a sad place but yet peaceful and interesting, so many lost gone,but not forgotten, such a well kept place showing dignity to those who lost their lifes.such a lovely tribute of keeping the names of those lost never to be forgotten, the history to share so people never forget.

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