Lorraine American Cemetery & Memorial

By Kate |

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.

Lorraine American Cemetery Panorama

The visual impact of cross after cross (with occasional Star of David) literally took my breath away.

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This quote on the overlook is perfect for Memorial Day.

Quote at Lorraine American Cemetery


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.



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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  1. 1.
    vickie couturier

    what a beautiful place to spend eternity

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    Papa Lou

    Leaves you breathless. Thank you for sharing.

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    tiffany dover

    WOW! What a beautiful memorial cemetery! We have nothing like that here!

  4. 4.

    Spent lots of time thinking of friends and others who have died for our country.

  5. 5.

    Wow , I also visited this cemetry 27th may .Maybe I saw you LOL Anyways thanks for posting those wonderful images !

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      Crazy! It was a beautiful day, wasn’t it?

  6. 6.

    Absolutely,I live only 20 mins away from it and was my first time visting 😉

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