Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

The Normandy American Cemetery covers 172.5 acres and is situated on the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach east of St-Laurent-sur-Mer it is a cemetery and memorial to American Soldiers who died in Europe during the Second World War.

The cemetery contains the remains of 9,387 Americans, most of whom were killed during the Normandy Landings and the following military operations.

The memorial contains the names of 1,557 Americans who lost their lives during the Normandy campaign but could not be located or identified on the Walls of the Missing a semicircular colonnade to the east side of the memorial. At the centre of the colonnade stands The Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves, a 22 foot tall bronze statue. In front of the statue and colonnade is the reflecting pool.

The cemetery and memorial is open to the public most of the year and there are members of staff on duty in the visitors centre to answer questions and escort relatives to graves and memorial sites.


Opening Times

The cemetery is open daily from 9am to 5pm except December 25 and January 1.

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Listing: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Location

Normandy American Cemetery
14710Colleville-sur-Mer
Calvados
France
Longitude:-0.85449815
Latitude:49.35854269
Parking: Coach and car parking

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