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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

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Address: Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of...

Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of Normandy, this cemetery contains the graves of 9,386 American soldiers who died at Normandy and a touching memorial to another 1,557 whose bodies were never recovered.

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Stunning . A must visit .

On a cool , bright end of April day , for us it was a fascinating way to understand and sum up our visit the Bayeux area and the various d-day landing shores of Normandy .

Reviewed 5 May 2016
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

On a cool , bright end of April day , for us it was a fascinating way to understand and sum up our visit the Bayeux area and the various d-day landing shores of Normandy .

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We visited the cemetery in April 2016 quite late in the day and spent about an hour within the grounds. A moving experience!!! I found out before we visited that only 40% of the American service men who fell were buried at this cemetery. We did not have the time or the energy to see the visitor centre on this... More 

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Au Train, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Heartbreaking and inspiring. These young men and women stood up when called and paid the ultimate price. The portraits and narratives on display will leave you humbled. I feel honored to have been able to step foot here.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Definitely a must visit to the American Cemetery that overlooks Omaha Beach.The cemetery is very well maintained and the grass looks like it was manicured. A tribute to the fallen equal to Arlington Cemetery as well as the Punch Bowl in Hawaii.

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I'm giving the cemetery a rating of 5 and calling it a "Must Do" because - if you're a Yank visiting Normandy, seeing this cemetery marking many of the lives lost in WWII is almost something I'd consider an obligation. Paying respect to those laid to rest here is only right and proper. It's solemn, it's quiet, it's beautifully maintained,... More 

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Villers-Bocage, France
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Worth the visit while you are in Normandy. An unforgettable experience of the D-day beaches. Enjoy your trip !!

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Lakebay, Washington, USA
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

We visited the cemetery on a chilly spring day. It is kept up very beautifully. There were many French people there to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers and their sacrifice. The free guided tour was led by a young woman who said her grandmother was liberated by the d-day invasion. She spoke again and again of how difficult... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

If you visit Normandy for the Dday stuff you must visit here to remember the fallen who gave us our freedom of today. Also enter the museum it's free after passing through security there is a great film todo with letters home and some good artifacts

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I've been to Arlington and Peal Harbor, so I was expecting a nice monument and some grave stones, but I was blown away. It is indeed, like other writers have observed, breath taking and overwhelming. The respect and dignity that the French workers were showing to our grave markers overwhelming in and of itself. I watch a gang hand clipping... More 

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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

A must see when visiting D-day sights. The museum is free of charge and shows movies and "artifacts" from the war. The cemetery is beautifully planned and right by the ocean. Paying respect to the brave individuals who freed the world from the nazis

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