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On this Memorial Day weekend -- US military cemeteries in Europe
http://battlestory.org/index.php?p=1_67_USA-CEMETERIES-IN-EUROPE ^ | 5/24/2013 | self

Posted on 05/24/2013 6:27:34 PM PDT by Jerrybob

USA Cemeteries in Europe

http://battlestory.org/index.php?p=1_67_USA-CEMETERIES-IN-EUROPE


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1 posted on 05/24/2013 6:27:34 PM PDT by Jerrybob
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2 posted on 05/24/2013 6:27:59 PM PDT by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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I have been to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach twice. It is an awe inspiring place.

My daughter walked on the beach and brought a rock to her Army Captain husband.

God Bless our troops and their families


3 posted on 05/24/2013 6:57:50 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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Visited an Allied cemetery in Berlin. Mostly air crews. One grave held the aircrew from one British aircraft.

One of the names on the headstone was my last name. Another name was my wife’s maiden name. It was definitely a spooky feeling seeing that.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 7:03:22 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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Just finished “The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany”

Written by Stephen Ambrose, amazing what we (they) did back then...the people of America at its finest...


5 posted on 05/24/2013 7:07:12 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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I’ve been to the cemeteries in Luxembourg and Normandy. Multiple times. Awesome places.

Though one doesn’t need to go to those places to honor our fallen. This Monday I will spend some time at the local VA cemetery.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 7:28:59 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." —R.C. Sproul)
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Gen. George Patton is buried in cemetery in Luxembourg. The American cemetery there is well tended; there is an appreciation for the Americans who helped liberate the country.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 8:00:00 PM PDT by 4integrity
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On a trip to Paris in 1985 I went to Belleau Woods cemetary. The caretaker said everyone has been respectful, even the Germans when they occupied France in WW2.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 8:00:07 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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Our cemeteries in Europe are awe inspiring. Staring at the sea of crosses trying to comprehend the loss is incredibly humbling. I was blessed to visit most of them and each of them left a lasting impression of the sacrifice our nation made to defeat fascism. I would also be remiss if I did not compliment the folks that maintain them. They are beautiful and they clearly work hard to keep them that way.


9 posted on 05/24/2013 10:23:35 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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Dolphins swim with the attack submarine Minnesota
10 posted on 05/24/2013 11:10:08 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Thread Bump.


11 posted on 05/25/2013 2:54:24 AM PDT by Cindy
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There are three US WWI cemeteries in France and it is true what you said. During WW2 the Germans did not disturb them and allowed the French to maintain them. My Great-Great Uncle, Sgt Herman F. Bremer is buried in one. He was killed in action and posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions.
12 posted on 05/25/2013 6:07:51 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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I have visited Patton's grave many times. I is out front of the rest of the graves, as if he is in command. He has the same marker as everyone else.

The cemetery is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. I have been told that the operation of each of the 24 overseas cemeteries is overseen by a retired senior NCO. In the case of Luxembourg he is a retired Army CSM, or was lst time I was there 4 years ago.

Just a couple miles down the road from Luxembourg is a German military cemetery. Totally different feel.

13 posted on 05/25/2013 6:25:29 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." —R.C. Sproul)
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Just finished “The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany”

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to get that.

14 posted on 05/25/2013 7:22:09 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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