In memory of the lost soldiers.
In Colleville Sur Mer, the Omaha American Cemetery is a place of remembrance and reflection, honouring the American soldiers who died on French soil.
9386 tombstones of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Omaha and elsewhere in Normandy cover a majestic green lawn and a hill overlooking Omaha beach.
The Visitor Centre contains a display of the soldiers’ personal stories, films, period objects and interactive maps, so that visitors might learn more about this episode in world history.
By the cliffs, a viewpoint indicator highlights the location of the beaches attacked on the 6th June.
Following an agreement made with France, this cemetery is now a piece of American land on French soil.
The American Cemetery is open to the public every day from 9am – 5pm, except the 25th December and 1st January.