Cemetery Alert

Restricted Access to Areas of Pointe du Hoc Memorial

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, marked the start of routine preservation maintenance at the Pointe du Hoc Memorial.

The preservation work is expected to continue through Feb. 14, 2020; However, visitors are still welcome to visit areas of the site that remain open to visitors.

Potential visitors are encouraged to reference this map, which displays (in red) the itinerary accessible to guests visiting during this time period. The routine maintenance is necessary to ensure visitors’ safety, limit soil erosion, and protect the fauna and flora. Ultimately, the Pointe du Hoc Memorial staff will continue working to ensure this sacred, fragile historical site and its legacy are preserved to the best standards for future generations to “learn…honor…remember”.

About American Battle Monuments Commission:
This independent agency of the American federal government honors the services, the actions and the sacrifices of the American Armed Forces who served on foreign soil since April 6, 1917. ABMC administers, operates and maintains 26 permanent American burial grounds and 29 separate memorials, monuments and marks, on foreign soil. It also maintains three memorials in the United States.

About American Overseas Memorial Day Association:
The AOMDA was founded in 1920 to honor the memory of the American victims of the two world wars who lay in American military cemeteries and in isolated graves in Europe. The AOMDA also helps to coordinate and sponsors the Memorial Day ceremonies in the American military cemeteries in Europe.

Press contact: Astrid Gaudefroy gaudefroya@ambc.gov / +33(0)6 07 59 85 14