Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

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Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
Cimetière Américain (Meuse-Argonne)
American Battle Monuments Commission
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Tombstones and the reflecting pool
For the AEF, American Forces in Germany (1919–23), and AEF in North Russia (1918–19) dead and missing
EstablishedOctober 14, 1918 (1918-10-14)
UnveiledMay 30, 1937; 81 years ago (1937-05-30)
Location49°20′03″N 05°05′36″E / 49.33417°N 5.09333°E / 49.33417; 5.09333Coordinates: 49°20′03″N 05°05′36″E / 49.33417°N 5.09333°E / 49.33417; 5.09333
near 
Designed byYork and Sawyer
Total burials14,246 plus 954 commemorated
Unknown burials486
Statistics source: ABMC Meuse-Argonne web page

The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery (French: Cimetière Américain (Meuse-Argonne)) is a 130.5-acre (52.8 ha) World War I cemetery in France. It is located east of the village of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon in Meuse. The cemetery contains the largest number of American military dead in Europe (14,246),[1] most of whom lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and were buried there.[2] The cemetery consists of eight sections behind a large central reflection pool. Beyond the grave sections is a chapel which is decorated with stained glass windows depicting American units' insignias. Along the walls of the chapel area are the tablets of the missing which include the names of those soldiers who fought in the region and in northern Russia, but have no known grave. It also includes the Montfaucon American Monument. This cemetery is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. It is open daily to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cemetery is closed January 1 and December 25, but is open on all other holidays.

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  1. ^ American Battle Monuments Commission Archived 2006-02-11 at the Wayback Machine
    Edward G. Lengel (8 January 2008). To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War. Henry Holt and Company. pp. 2–3. ISBN 978-0-8050-7931-9.
  2. ^ Chris Dickon (31 August 2011). The Foreign Burial of American War Dead: A History. McFarland. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7864-8501-7.
  3. ^ http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2009/August%202009/0809luke.aspx
  4. ^ Also has a cenotaph erected in St. Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard, Bedford, New York: Victor Emmanuel Chapman at Find a Grave

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