Aisne-Marne American Cemetery France

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Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Cimetière Américain
02400
Belleau
France
tel Phone: +33 (0)3 23 70 70 90

ABMC Headquarters
2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
703-696-6900

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Overview

About Aisne-Marne

With headstones lying in a sweeping curve, the 42.5-acre Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France, sits at the foot of Belleau Wood. The cemetery contains the graves of 2,289 war dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne Valley in the summer of 1918. The memorial chapel sits on a hillside, decorated with sculptured and stained-glass details of wartime personnel, equipment and insignia. Inscribed on its interior wall are 1,060 names of the missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. During World War II the chapel was damaged slightly by an enemy shell.

Belleau Wood adjoins the cemetery and contains many vestiges of World War I. A monument at the flagpole commemorates the valor of the U.S. Marines who captured much of this ground in 1918.

History

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

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By the end of summer 1917 American soldiers were in France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). While mobilization had been...
Watch “Interview with Aisne-Marne American Cemetery Superintendent Shane Williams.” During ABMC’s most recent  Facebook live chat, ABMC...
When the United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, the American Regular Army stood at 130,000, a paltry number of soldiers for a...
Watch "Selling" World War I to the American Public: How Posters Shaped Public Opinion. During a Facebook Live chat, ABMC staff members Eric...