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4 war memorial sites to visit in Europe

May 26, 2014 by The Go Ahead Tours Team

On Memorial Day, we all take a moment to honor fallen U.S. soldiers. While it’s easy to pay homage on U.S. territory, there are a number of historic sites and memorials scattered throughout Europe—here are just a few of them.

European sites for American war memorials

Florence, Italy

This 70-acre memorial is a beautiful spot, located among sprawling hills just outside of Florence.

white cross grave stones at the Normandy American Cemetery

Normandy, France

Honoring the thousands of American soldiers who lost their lives in the historic D-Day battle in Normandy, the 172.5-acre Normandy American Cemetery is the most visited memorial, with some one million visitors each year.

golden gates at the american cemetery in luxembourg

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Marked by a beautiful bronze gate at the entrance, the Luxembourg American Cemetery specifically honors the soldiers lost during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge.

american flag in front of a gravestone at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in belgium

Plombières, Belgium

Located in the town of Hombourg, the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery has great significance because it holds fallen Americans from both the Battle of the Bulge and the U.S.’s first move into Europe in 1944.

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