Luxembourg American Cemetery

The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Luxembourg.
Sloping downhill from the memorial is the burial area containing 5,076 of American military dead, many of whom lost their lives in the Battle of the Bulge and in the advance to the Rhine River. Their headstones are big, white marble crosses. Surrounding the crosses are trees, fountains and flower beds – which make it pristinely beautiful. Patton is buried here, as well. He was buried amongst all the other soldiers when there were only wooden crosses in the cemetery. Many got trampled by visitors trying to get to Patton’s grave- so they moved his grave to a new spot and replaced the wood crosses with the sturdy marble ones.
My mom thought this would be a depressing visit, but it wasn’t at all. It was a beautiful place to honor the people who fought and died. The guides filled us up with tons of facts about the wars, the soldiers, etc. Very inspiring place.

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