American Cemetery Luxemburg - Luxemburg City - Luxemburg

Address: Luxemburg City (Hamm) (See map)
Telephone: not available

Size of the museum/site: large
Year of visit: 2002

Description: The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, 50.5 acres are situated in a glade enframed by spruce, beech, oak and other trees. It is one of the fourteen permanent Word War II American military cemeteries erected on foreign soil by the American Battle Monuments Commission. (see also "Margraten" and "Omaha beach"). This ground was liberated by the U.S. 5th Armored Division on 10 September 1944 and a temporary military burial ground was established there on 29 December 1944. Construction of the permanent cemetery at Luxembourg was completed in the spring of 1960. 5076 soldiers are buried here, most of them were killed in the battle of the Bulge.

Same as with other cemeteries the seemingly endless rows of crosses (or other gravestones) are an impressive sight to see. Of course this also goes for the names of the people that were never found, which are shown on the other side of the map (see picture below). Situated closeby is the Militar Friedhof Sandweiler, in which German soldiers are buried.

American eagles at the gate.

Map of the battle that the Americans fought in Europe

This Sergeant received the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force.

Memorial with a chapel inside. The text says: "Here is enshrined the memory of valor and sacrifice".

General Patton was involved in a car accident and passed away a few days later.

Endless rows of crosses...

Stars and stripes waving above the burial ground.