Henri-Chapelle - Overview
Henri-Chapelle: a tribute to American soldiers
Henri-Chapelle is one of the American cemeteries in Europe which is dedicated to American World Word II soldiers. It is situated in Hombourg (commune of Plombières). About 7.992 soldiers are lying on 57 acres parkland. For me, I am not an American, but I go there to pay respect to all the soldiers that have devoted their lives to their country. And it also shows how cruel war is.
The memorial comprises a chapel and a museum being a visitor welcoming hall. Both buildings are connected with an august colonnade adorned with seals of the States and Territories belonging to the Union. About 450 Americans gave their lives and the remains were never recovered or identified, and you can see this on the piers of the colonnade. No matter who they were; Jewish, Christian, Moslem, or atheist, they were all American soldiers and they got a place to rest.
The entrance fee is free and it is open from 9 am to 5 pm. [more]
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