Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial is a 52.8 ha World War I cemetery in France. The cemetery contains the largest number of American military dead in Europe (14,246), most of whom lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and were buried there. The cemetery consists of eight sections behind a large central reflection pool. Beyond the grave sections is a chapel which is decorated with stained glass windows depicting American units' insignias. Along the walls of the chapel area are the tablets of the missing which include the names of those soldiers who fought in the region and in northern Russia, but have no known grave. It also includes the Montfaucon American Monument.

This cemetery is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. It is open daily to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cemetery is closed January 1 and December 25, but is open on all other holidays.

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Founded: 1918
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in France

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en.wikipedia.org
www.abmc.gov

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Francisco Navarrete (15 months ago)
Biggest war cemetery in France, impeccable manicured and very well maintained. Splendid on a winter afternoon before sunset. As I reached the place late in the afternoon, all visitors were gone, me being the only one, a great sensation of quietness.
Declan Russell (15 months ago)
One of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen. Absolutely incredible.
DENNIS M. GALT (16 months ago)
I visited this beautiful cemetery on Nov-11-2018 for the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. My father fought in the Meuse Argonne Battle and was there when the Armistice was signed. It is indeed a very special place to visit.
John Culpepper (2 years ago)
This is a beautiful cemetery and one of the better visitor centers with not only a history of the the war but also a history of the Pilgrimages made by Moms of the dead to see and know that their loved ones were taken care of. Hard to believe that this many Soldiers could be killed in such a short time.
Edward Rogers (2 years ago)
So beautiful—so sad. My grandfather fought here but came home. Many friends not. Misty eyed as I write this Rest in the embrace of God boys—forever grateful
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