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“History Becomes Real”

Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven been to Arlington National Cemetery and seen the marble crosses cover the hillside is moving but to see them in another country is something else. The Normandy American Memorial Cemetery is surreal and puts faces and meaning to the lives lost.

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost felt like I needed to visit here , given the sacrifice, brave strangers ( to me ) made.
I’m not a very emotional person , but it gave me goose bumps looking at the faultlessly straight, plethora of white crosses erected in the immaculate grounds .
What reason could one give, for not visiting this memorial, and paying respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice .
Thank you .

Thank Dai D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Visitor Center at the entrance to the Cemetery houses a museum telling the personal stories of some of the servicemen who paid the ultimate price for freedom. This lends a personal angle to the history of the Normandy landings and subsequent fighting, and reminds you that war is about individuals as well, and not just statistics. The cemetery grounds are beautifully kept, but it is rare to see them less than crowded during the summer period, particularly around the D-Day anniversaries. It is a pity that the stairs leading down to Omaha Beach remain closed, as that would have provided even more gravitas to the experience.

Thank garetjax72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a emotional and beautiful place to visit especially since my Dad was here during world war ll highly recommend this if your visiting France

Thank Randnap
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To see all of the names on the wall, the grand statue and the all of the gravesites of our fallen heroes is very moving! The site is impeccable and the museum is worth seeing...see the movie too!

Thank DavidB19922014
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