Monday, May 29th, 2017 is Memorial Day for my American friends. Please do not confuse this holiday with Veterans Day. Veterans Day is for the ones who served; Memorial Day is to honor the ones who died during their service. For Memorial Day, I will post my photos of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France. I picked 21 photos and today; you can view the first seven.
For Memorial Day, I will post 21 of my photos of the Meuse-Argonne-Cemetery in France. These are from my trip in December 2016, but I waited because I already had photos up from the Luxembourg American Cemetery.
There are many American cemeteries in Europe. The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) maintains 20 cemeteries and many monuments throughout Europe, and the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery (MAAC) is the site with the most burials. 14,246 men rest in an area of 130 acres. The names of 954 are engraved into the outside wall of the chapel. Most died during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
If you paid attention to my blog, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive should ring a bell. Correct! There is a German cemetery just 1.2 km (3/4 miles) away. Both cemeteries are in the same town, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon.
Enjoy your long weekend but don’t forget about the servicemen and servicewomen who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Stop by at my society6 shop if you want a print. Tomorrow and Monday, there is a Memorial Day sale, and the prints are 20% off including free shipping.
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