Montsec American Monument

Montsec, France

The World War I Montsec American Monument is located on the isolated hill in Montsec. This majestic monument, commemorating the achievements of the American soldiers who fought in this region in 1917 and 1918, dominates the landscape for miles around. It commemorates reduction of the St. Mihiel Salient by the U.S. First Army, September 12-16, 1918, and operations of the U.S. Second Army, November 9-11. It also honors combat services of other U.S. divisions in this region and in Alsace and Lorraine. Names of nearby villages liberated by American troops are carved upon the outside frieze.

It consists of a classic circular colonnade with a broad approach stairway. Within its center is a bronze relief map of the St. Mihiel salient, illustrating the military operations that took place there. The monument was slightly damaged during World War II, but has been repaired. From this vantage point the trenches used during the fighting can be seen.

The World War I Montsec American Monument is located on the isolated hill of Montsec (Thiaucourt), France 12 miles southwest of St. Mihiel American Cemetery and 10 miles east of the town of St. Mihiel. The entrance to the memorial's access road is immediately west of the center of Montsec Village, France. The Montsec Monument, atop the Butte Montsec, is reached via Highways D 12 and D 119 to Montsec, then a road up the hill.

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Founded: 1932
Category: Statues in France

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www.abmc.gov

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Angel Mendoza (4 months ago)
Beautiful violet flowers all around.Beautiful monument
Sylvia Limea (11 months ago)
More than the monument it’s the garden around what was very appreciated and the view on the lake, gorgeous. I was visited this place on 11th September 2021 maybe a way to commemorate with the US the 11 September 2001. I send my prayers to all the families ??
Anja Van De Weitgraven (11 months ago)
Visited this monument for the second time. Beautiful!! Overall view of the area. Everybody must see this!!
Jurian (12 months ago)
Very nice viewpoint in the hills of the Lorraine and a very impressive, well taken care off WWI memorial. The memorial gives a 360° view of the surrounding area. In combination with the given information and the scalemodel you can sketch a pretty good picture of all the horrifying events which took place. A must see when in the area.
Daisy Verhofstadt (13 months ago)
We stopped for a visit at st Mihiel American Cemetary and Memorial. And we were advised to visit the Montsec Monument as well. Very nice.
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