Netherlands American Cemetery

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“The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands. The cemetery’s tall memorial tower can be seen before reaching the site, which covers 65.5 acres. From the cemetery entrance visitors are led to the Court of Honor with its pool reflecting the tower. Stretching along the sides of the court are Tablets of the Missing on which are recorded 1,722 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Beyond the tower is a burial area divided into 16 plots, where rest 8,301 of our military dead, their headstones set in long curves.

The U.S. 30th Infantry Division liberated this site on September 13, 1944. A battlefield cemetery was established here on November 10, 1944. The government of the Netherlands granted its free use as a permanent burial ground in perpetuity without charge or taxation.”

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