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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Tim Pledger (2 years ago)
Tremendous place to remember Americas fallen.
Ms. Anderson (3 years ago)
What a beautiful but somber cemetery to remember our war dead.
Arjan de Ridder (3 years ago)
Very impressive cemetary, so many graves. It has some very special soldiers buried. A beautiful visitors centre with a small museum. Respect!!
Reinier Gabel (3 years ago)
Beautiful resting place for all
Francisco Navarrete (3 years 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.
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