Free Normandy American Cemetery Smartphone App Available for Download
On June 6, 1944 the history of the world changed when the Allies landed along the Normandy coast, beginning the D-Day invasion of World War II. Tens of thousands of Americans lost their lives in the invasion and during the ensuing campaign.
Nearly 10,000 of these Americans now rest eternally at Normandy American Cemetery. To tell their story, the American Battle Monuments Commission has released the Normandy American Cemetery smartphone app. Free to download in the Apple iTunes Store and the Android Google Play Store, this official U.S. government app serves as your personal tour guide of the cemetery.
This app allows you to:
- Plan your visit to include driving directions, operating hours, and parking information
- Take a cemetery tour in as little as one hour, or spend the entire day exploring the site
- Learn the stories of the Americans buried there
- Explore the cemetery grounds, and learn about the design and layout
- Understand the U.S. military’s role in World War II
- See maps of the cemetery and the region, including key points of interest
You can use the app at the cemetery, or an ocean away. You don’t have to be in France to learn about this iconic World War II site, where 9,387 Americans are buried and 1,557 Americans are memorialized on the Walls of the Missing.
This is one of three mobile apps thus far developed by ABMC. Apps featuring Cambridge American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc are also available for download.
Established in 1923 by Congress, ABMC is a U.S. government agency charged with commemorating the service, achievements and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed forces where they have served overseas since 1917. ABMC administers our nation’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and federal memorials. For more information visit www.abmc.gov, or connect with us on Facebook, Youtube or Instagram.