Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial - St. Avold France
Here is what the American Battle Monuments Commission has to say about it:
Our first stop of the day
This was a nice French lady who explained some of the grounds to us
There are four medal of honor recipients buried there
Take time to read their stories (if you click the pictures it should make them larger) - they're amazing...
Below are a few other plaques that they have there that give some interesting details of the many men who died.
There are 30 sets of brothers buried here, including one set of twins
It was good to see our flag. One thing I've really missed is seeing it as often as we do back home.
Look at all the crosses.
So many men sacrificed for us
The chapel was pretty amazing
The progress of the war...
The ten commandments and our flag
(that was probably obvious :)
The front of the chapel symbolized great men of the past
May we always remember and, by the grace of God, endeavor to preserve the freedom that they paid for so dearly, and also do our part to see to it that the cause for which they died continues to live...