Suresnes American Cemetery France

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Suresnes American Cemetery
123 Boulevard Washington
92150 Suresnes
France
tel Phone: +33 (0)1 46 25 01 70

ABMC Headquarters
2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
703-696-6900

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Overview

Originally a World War I cemetery, the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial just outside Paris now shelters the remains of U.S. dead of both wars. The 7.5-acre cemetery contains the remains of 1,541 Americans who died in World War I and 24 unknown dead of World War II. Bronze tablets on the walls of the chapel record the names of 974 World War I missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. 

The World War I memorial chapel was enlarged by the addition of two loggias dedicated to the dead of World War I and World War II, respectively. In the rooms at the ends of the loggias are white marble figures in memory of those who lost their lives in the two wars. Inscribed on the loggia walls is a summary of the loss of life in our armed forces in each war, together with the location of the overseas commemorative cemeteries where our war dead are buried. 

Suresnes American Cemetery

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In the aftermath of World War I, wives became widows, and mothers outlived their sons. More than 100,000 Americans died during the Great...
On the Western Front of World War I, death did not discriminate. Artillery screaming towards the trenches treated men of all color the same...
ABMC was created in 1923 to manage the country’s overseas, World War I cemeteries and memorials, and part of the agency’s work included the...
During Memorial Day weekend ABMC paid tribute to the more than 200,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.