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A large fountain is in front of the memorial cemetery building.
January 8, 2018 The Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery is temporarily closed as of January 8, 2018 due to downed trees in the area. The site will be reopened as soon as it is determined safe for visitors.
Red poppies dot a field outside the entrance to the cemetery.
January 5, 2018 Driving through northern France today, it’s hard to imagine the brutal fighting that occurred 100 years ago. The pock-marked ground, barren landscape and trenches of World War I are now softened and hidden by time.
Woman and man stand next to each other behind a Star of David headstone.
January 4, 2018 As a 12-year-old girl Marie-Thérèse Huppertz lived in the small Belgian village of Pepinster. In winter 1944, American soldiers arrived in her village needing places to stay.
Members of the military fold a large American flag on the steps of the Honolulu Memorial, Veterans Day 2011.
January 3, 2018 In World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, millions of Americans served far from home. In the various conflicts, service members fought in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific.
Rows of marble headstones dot the landscape with the English Channel in the background.
December 27, 2017 Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe-du-Hoc are closed until further notice due to a winter storm.  Please check back for updates. 
Front Gate to Brittany American Cemetery
December 27, 2017 Brittany American Cemetery Closed until further notice due to a winter storm that is impacting the region.  Please check back for updates.
A double colonnade and terrace constitute the Chateau-Thierry American Monument.
December 21, 2017 Renovations to the Chateau Thierry Monument are ongoing. As of December 21, 2017 nearly all of the renovation work is now restricted to the inside of the building. The outside of the monument and the parking lot are accessible.
Historic WWI poster shows men with horse and wagon.
December 13, 2017 When World War I began in 1914 armies still relied primarily on horses for transportation. War required hundreds of thousands of horses and mules to pull and pack artillery, supplies, cavalry, communications, medical, and engineering services.
Rows of marble headstones dot the landscape with the English Channel in the background.
December 12, 2017 Due to dangerous weather conditions along the Normandy coast, Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc were closed December 11th and 12th, 2017.

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