Past: Wreaths Across America and Luminary at Normandy American Cemetery on December 1

December 1, 2018, at 12:30pm CET to December 4, 2018, at 5:00pm CET

On December 1, 2018 Normandy American Cemetery will welcome volunteers from Wreaths Across America to lay more than 9,000 wreaths in the cemetery. These balsam wreaths, shipped to France from Maine, serve as a visual tribute to the fallen in the midst of the holiday season. That same day, U.S. Memory Normandy, a French organization, will place LED candles on every headstone in the cemetery for a luminary that evening. Visitors to the cemetery that day will be able to witness, as well as participate in the efforts of an American and French organization coming together to honor our fallen from World War II. 

Timeline of Events on December 1, 2018:

12:00 p.m.           Wreath placement begins in cemetery

4 p.m.                   Ceremony in memorial area to mark completion of wreath placement

5 p.m.                   Luminary begins

8 p.m.                   Luminary ends and cemetery closes

Visitors can come to Normandy American Cemetery December 1 through December 4 to see the wreaths in place.   


Please note that access to the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery is now fully re-open and no longer disturbed.
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