The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American cemetery of Saint-Laurent, established by the First U.S. Army on June 8, 1944, as the first American cemetery on European soil during World War II.
The cemetery site contains the graves of 9,386 of our military personnel who died, most of whom lost their lives during the D-Day landing and the subsequent operations. On the Walls of the Missing, in a semicircular garden located on the east side of the memorial, 1,557 names are inscribed. Rosettes mark the names of those who have been found and identified since then.
The memorial consists of a semicircular colonnade with a loggia at each end, containing large maps and narratives of military operations. In the center stands the bronze statue "Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves."
An orientation table overlooking the beach describes the Normandy landing. Looking west from the memorial, one can see the reflecting pool in the foreground. Beyond that is the burial area with a circular chapel, and at the far end, granite statues representing the United States and France.
As you can see, this excursion will immerse you in the heart of our history. With Parisi Tour, you will have the opportunity to visit all the essential monuments in the region. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.