Luxembourg American Cemetery
This World War II cemetery in Luxembourg contains the graves of nearly 5,100 war dead, and more than 370 names on the Walls of the Missing, many of whom lost their lives in the Battle of the Bulge and in the advance to the Rhine River.
Luxembourg American Cemetery lies just outside the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
A wrought-iron entrance gate bears gilded laurel wreaths, the ancient award for valor.
These 50 acres are the resting place for nearly 5100 Americans.
Many were airmen who perished in flights over the area.
Many were soldiers – who fought and died in the Ardennes Campaign and the advance to the Rhine River.
Staff Sergeant Day Turner demonstrated great bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, leading his heavily outnumbered squad into hand-to-hand combat.
On the Memorial terrace, two pylons show battle operations in Northwestern Europe – and the names of over 370 Americans missing in action.
A red-granite sculpture of an angel adorns the memorial chapel.
Massive bronze doors depicting virtues of a soldier open to a marble altar and stained glass windows.
Overhead, a mosaic depicts a dove of peace supported by angels.
The grave of General George S. Patton, commander of the Third U.S. Army, looks out over the resting place of his men.
Men who paid the ultimate price in the service of liberty.