Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial
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|Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial|
American Cemetery and Memorial in Suresnes
|For Americans who died in World War I and World War II|
The Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial is a United States military cemetery in the Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine), France. A panoramic view of Paris can be seen from the site, which is located high on the slopes of Mont Valérien.
Originally a World War I cemetery, it now shelters the remains of U.S. dead of both world wars. The 7.5-acre (3.0 ha) 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 Wars I and 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 the United States' armed forces in each war, together with the location of the overseas commemorative cemeteries where American war dead are buried.
- Sledge, Michael (2005 (2007)). Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 204. ISBN 9780231509374. OCLC 60527603.
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