Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in omaha beach in Colleville-sur-Mer

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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in omaha beach in Colleville-sur-Mer
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The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 and the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery site, covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. On the Walls of the Missing in a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial are inscribed 1,557 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. (source American Battle monument s commission site web)
Location: Route du Capitain Joe Dawson, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, Francia