Living in Europe we have the opportunity to see history up close and personal on a regular basis. As amazing and awe-inspiring the major sites are, nothing has sparked emotion quite like the site we visited today: The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial.
Located only an hour from our home in Saint Avold, France, the Lorraine Cemetery has the largest number of graves of Americans who died from World War II in Europe. 10,489 graves to be exact. Let that sink in for a minute… ten thousand, four hundred and eighty nine young Americans who never went home.
The visual impact of cross after cross (with occasional Star of David) literally took my breath away.
This quote on the overlook is perfect for Memorial Day.
Take a minute to read my Memorial Day post from 2010 about our amazing Florida neighbor, Mr. Jack, a World War II veteran who survived capture.