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Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial



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The Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial is a United States military cemetery just outside Paris, France, in the city of Suresnes, on the South-Eastern slope of the hill below Fort Mont Valerien. Originally a World War I cemetery, it now shelters the remains of U.S. dead of both wars. The 7.5-acre (30,000 m2) cemetery contains the remains of 1,541 Americans who died in World War I and 24 Unknown dead of World War II. Bronze tablets on the walls of the chapel record the names of 974 World War I missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The World War I memorial chapel was enlarged by the addition of two loggias dedicated to the dead of World Wars I and II, respectively. In the rooms at the ends of the loggias are white marble figures in memory of those who lost their lives in the two wars. Inscribed on the loggia walls is a summary of the loss of life in the United States' armed forces in each war, together with the location of the overseas commemorative cemeteries where American war dead are buried. The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitor Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suresnes_American_Cemetery_and_Memorial

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Submitted: 05/26/2009

By: sladys

Location: Suresnes, France

Category: World War I

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