The approach drive at Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium leads to the memorial, a stone structure bearing on its façade a massive American eagle and other sculptures. Within the memorial is the chapel, three large wall maps composed of inlaid marbles, marble panels depicting combat and supply activities and other ornamental features. Along the outside of the memorial, 463 names are inscribed on the granite Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The façade on the far north end, that overlooks the burial area, bears the insignia, in mosaic, of the major U.S. units that operated in northwest Europe in World War II.
This cemetery is unique among all ABMC cemeteries as it served as the central identification point for the entire European Theater of Operations from the last days of the war until 1960. The Ardennes American Cemetery is the final resting place for 5,317 Americans, with 65 percent of those being fallen airmen of the U.S. Army Air Forces. Their headstones are aligned in straight rows that compose the form of a Greek cross. Along the outside of the memorial, inscribed on granite slabs, are the names of 463 of the missing, whose remains were never recovered. The façade on the far (north) end that overlooks the burial area bears the insignia, in mosaic, of the major U.S. units that operated in northwest Europe in World War II.
Ardennes American Cemetery
164, route du Condroz
Ardennes American Cemetery is located near the southeast edge of Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), 12 miles southwest of Liège, Belgium.
Travel via Car:
The main N 63 highway to Marche, Belgium passes the cemetery entrance.
Travel via Train:
Liège-Guillemins can be reached by express train from Paris (Gare du Nord) via Brussels in about three and a half hours and from Germany via Aachen-Hauptbahnhof.
Travel via Airplane:
The Brussels Airport (BRU) is about 70 miles from the cemetery.
Travel via Public Transportation:
Taxis and limited bus service to Neupré are available from Liège.
There are several hotels in the city of Liège.
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During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites will pay tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.
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During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites paid tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.