Luxembourg American Cemetery - Memorial Day 2018
Honoring the fallen US service members at the Luxembourg American Cemetery, located outside of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. We also visit the nearby Sandweiler German war cemetery.
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Luxembourg American Cemetery
Lying just within the limits of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, this 50.5-acre cemetery contains the remains of 5,076 Americans who died during the Battle of the Bulge and in the advance to the Rhine. The names of 371 missing are inscribed on pylons flanking the chapel. For more information, visit abmc.gov
American Memorial Day, 2014 at Luxembourg-American Cemetery
Had the opportunity to attend the beautiful Memorial Day Ceremony at the American Cemetery & Memorial in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. This if the final resting place for over 5000 Americans including 22 sets of brothers, who were buried side by side. General George S. Patton, who died shortly after the war, is interred among his men. A grateful nation remembers.
Luxembourg American Cemetery And Memorial & A Visit To Trier Germany Vlog
On our latest journey through Western Europe we decided to make our way through Luxembourg, check out their capitol and stop off to visit and pay our respects to the many soldiers that lost their lives in the second world war and are buried outside of the city.
We started, as usual, in the area of the Constitution Square where, we found a parking area that overlooks the Adolphe Bridge. The bridge itself was completed in 1903, is named after the Grand Duke Adolphe, who from 1890 to 1905 reigned Luxembourg and was the first to hold the title not in union with another. This bridge is the unofficial national symbol of the Country and is one of the cities main tourist attractions. The area is breathtaking and here in the middle of the square, where we parked, is the symbol of freedom and resistance for the people of Luxembourg called the Gelle Fra Memorial. The statue of the Golden Lady was put up in 1923 to commemorate the lives of the
people of Luxembourg who died in the first world war. The beautiful Gella Fra was torn down by the Nazis during their occupation of Luxembourg and it was not completely repaired until 1984 through extensive restoration.
There is just so much history in this area and I was just awestruck by the views, the sights and the knowledge that I am just a speck in its long and colourful past. It is possible to take a city sightseeing tour-bus through the city and its surrounding areas. There are ten stops on the bus tour and you have the ability to jump on or jump off at any of the stops in the area, just make sure to ask how long it will be before the next bus comes along so you are aware of how much time you will be able to spend at each stop.
After doing a bit of looking around, we continued on to the outskirts of the city to visit the American Military Cemetery and Memorial and pay our respects. It is an easy drive from the city to the Cemetery and it is situated in a forest area that surrounds the entire area. When you walk through the gates here, you have the ability to read about its history and talk to the guards that are always on duty. While we were here, there was a family who had brought their Grandfather to visit and pay his respects to those whom he had fought alongside of during the war. He was a very elderly man who was not able to easily get around. In cases such as these, the person who is in charge of the Cemetery, picks these visitors up with a golf cart and takes them around the area while talking to them and asking them questions about their experiences during the war.
While we were in the center of the Memorial, we visited the Memorial Chapel to sign the guestbook and say a few prayers. At that moment, I was completely overwhelmed with such feelings of sadness and could not help but to shed a few tears. Following the staircase down from the Chapel, you will find an inscription that is roped off, from Dwight D. Eisenhower, it is carved into the walkway and reads, All who shall hereafter live in freedom will be here reminded that to these men and their comrades we owe a debt to be paid with grateful remembrance of their sacrifice and with the high resolve that the cause for which they died shall live eternally.
When we were done paying our respects here, we continued down the road and made a stop in Trier, Germany. As with many other places in Europe, Trier has a long and interesting history. There are many historic buildings here that you can get to either with a tour bus or the city touring train. There are quite a few places to shop, eat or drink in the center of the city and I would recommend getting off of the beaten path here to experience the beauty of this modern and typical German city.
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Hamm, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. The cemetery can be found 2.5 kilometers southwest of Luxembourg Airport. It is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Under a U.S.-Luxembourg treaty signed in 1951 the U.S. government was granted free use in perpetuity of the land covered by the cemetery, without taxation.
The cemetery consists of 17 acres of manicured lawn surrounded by 33.5 acres of woods. Entering through the gates, the visitor will see the impressive memorial chapel encompassed by a stone terrace directly in front of them. The chapel includes massive bronze doors embellished with gold leaf cartouches depicting military “virtues”, a sparkling mosaic ceiling and a colourful stained glass window showcasing the Army insignias representing the men and woman that rest in the cemetery. On the lower level of the terrace, two pylons face each other across a quote by Eisenhower about the sacrifice of military members. The pylons display the battle movements in the western European Operations (on the right) and those related to the Battle of the Bulge (on the left). On the reverse of the maps, 371 names of those missing in action are inscribed. Nineteen bronze rosettes identify men who have been recovered since the inscriptions were made and now rest in known graves. The visitor center, where information and brochures are attainable, is to the left as the visitor enters the front gates.
Sloping away from the terrace is the cemetery where 5,075 service members lie, many of whom lost their lives in the Battle of the Bulge and in the advance to the Rhine River. The design is a softly curving fan shape consisting of nine sections interspersed with four fountains, majestic trees, and expansive rose and rhododendron beds. It is a befittingly tranquil final resting place for these Americans who gave their all.
The cemetery was established on December 29, 1944 by the 609th Quartermaster Company of the U.S. Third Army while Allied Forces were stemming the enemy's desperate Ardennes Offensive, one of the critical battles of World War II. The city of Luxembourg served as headquarters for Gen. George S. Patton's U.S. Third Army. Gen. Patton is buried here.
The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in the suburb Hamm has the graves of 5,076 American soldiers who died during in the region during the Second World War. (Only one woman is buried here.) The majority of the US soldier buried here died during the famous Battle of the Bulge but some graves are for soldiers who died while fighting to the west of the Rhine and during air raids. 101 graves are for the bodies of unidentified men.
The very costly Battle of the Bulge is the generally used term for what is officially according to the US Army the Battle of the Ardennes and in German Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (Operation Watch on the Rhine). The exceedingly bloody battle was fought from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. The official casualty figures from this battle alone are 80,987 American, around 1,400 British, and 84,834 German deaths.
The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is one of the 24 foreign cemeteries cared for by the American Battle Monuments Commission. This 50-acre cemetery is quietly located inside a forested area. It is calm and peaceful and a very appropriate and dignified final resting place for soldiers who died during the Second World War.
The graves at the Luxemburg American Cemetery are marked by small, white crosses arranged fan-shaped facing the chapel and memorial constructions. All graves are marked the same, except for the 118 Jewish soldiers buried here whose gravestones have the Star of David rather than the traditional Christian cross. Pylons and bronze epitaphs have explanations of the battles that were fought in the region. The names of 371 American soldiers missing in action are also honored here.
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Luxembourg City, the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Bastogne and Waterloo
Images collected during a November, 2007 visit to Luxembourg and Belgium.
Regarding the American Cemetery near Luxembourg City, Luxembourg:
These images do a poor job of capturing the impact of seeing over 5,000 thousand American graves so far from home.
Young Privates, Medal of Honor recipients and a General named Patton all at rest as equals.
Band of Brothers - Luxembourg American Cemetery
The final resting place of George S. Patton and four men of Easy Company (101st Screaming Eagles).
Memorial Day 2012: Luxembourg American Cemetery
U.S. Army Europe Commander, Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, reflects on the high price of freedom during the 2012 Memorial Day Ceremony at Luxembourg American Cemetery on May 26, 2012.
LUXEMBOURG AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL
The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, 50.5 acres in extent, is situated in a beautiful wooded area. The cemetery was established on December 29, 1944 by the 609th Quartermaster Company of the U.S. Third Army while Allied Forces were stemming the enemy's desperate Ardennes Offensive, one of the critical battles of World War II. The city of Luxembourg served as headquarters for General George S. Patton's U.S. Third Army. General Patton is buried here.
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial 23 August 2017
LUXEMBOURG, EXPLORING the WW2 AMERICAN Cemetery from BATTLE OF THE ARDENNES ✝️✡️
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Luxembourg is a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.
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Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial walkthrough
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A ceremony at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2019, honored both veterans and the fallen Soldiers of World War II in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. The ceremony included a 21-gun salute and a flyover of four F-16 Fighting Falcons and an H145MN Luxembourg helicopter. Those in attendance included U.S. Secretary of Defense Mike Esper, King Philippe of Belgium and Henri Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
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Memorial Day 2014: Luxembourg American Cemetery
See how our fallen were honored this Memorial Day weekend at Luxembourg American Cemetery. Video courtesy of AFN.
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. The cemetery can be found 2.5 kilometers southwest of Findel Airport. It is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Under a US-Luxembourg treaty signed in 1951 the US government was granted free use in perpetuity of the land covered by the cemetery, without taxation.
The cemetery, which is 50.5 acres (20.4 ha) in extent contains the remains of 5,076 American service members. On 22 occasions two brothers rest side-by-side in adjacent graves. Most of the interred died during the Battle of the Bulge which was fought nearby in winter 1944/spring 1945. The 5,076 headstones are set in 9 plots of fine grass, lettered A to I. Separating the plots are two malls radiating from the memorial and two transverse paths. Two flagpoles overlook the graves area. Situated between the two flagpoles lies the grave of General George S. Patton Jr.
Not far from the cemetery entrance stands the white stone chapel, set on a wide circular platform surrounded by woods. It is embellished with sculpture in bronze and stone, a stained-glass window with the insignia of the five major U.S. commands that operated in the region, and a mosaic ceiling.
German fallen from the same battle are buried in the Sandweiler German war cemetery, about 1.5 kilometres away. The design of the tombstones are dark stone crosses compared to white tombstones of the American cemetery.
Next of Kin Visits Luxembourg American Cemetery
Next of Kin Vicki Cool visits Luxembourg American Cemetery to visit her father's grave for the first time. This video is courtesy of the American Forces Network Europe.
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Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
This is a scan of the grave at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, taken on April 18, 2013.
Luxembourg American Cemetery
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