Normandy American Cemetery

The American Cemetery in Normandy is an important burial site in remembrance of the fallen American soldiers during World War II. The cemetery was established in 1944 to provide a resting place for the 9,387 soldiers who died in combat at this site. It was dedicated in 1956.

About this building

The soldiers' graves are marked with 9,238 Latin crosses and 151 Stars of David carved in Italian marble. The cemetery includes a chapel, a garden and the Memorial and the Walls of the Missing.

One of the most eagerly awaited moments for visitors to the cemetery is the raising and lowering of the flag, which takes place outside opening hours to avoid crowds.

Key Features

  • Churchyard
  • Links to national heritage
  • Famous people or stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at the building
  • Parking within 250m
  • Non-accessible toilets in the building
  • Space to secure your bike

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