Saturday, 12 November 2011

10 Nov -- Lorraine American Cemetery, France

On our drive to Strasbourg, France, we stopped at the Lorraine American Cemetery.  The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in France covers 113.5 acres and contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II in Europe, a total of 10,489.

 Here is Anna, as always, asking questions.  Got to love it!

 This was taken inside the chapel.

 Since it was the day before Veteran's Day, there were many wreaths and flowers around the grounds.

 Some people in the States purchased flowers--

 ...and the caretakers placed them in front of the graves...

...and filled in the names with sand.  They then took pictures of the graves and sent them to the family.  Pretty nice.

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