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Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial


  • Address: 123 Blvd Washington
  • Vicinity: SE edge of Fort Mont-Valerien
  • Type: Cemetery
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Suresnes American Cemetery is a World War I cemetery in Suresnes, Hauts-de-France, France. - AsNotedIn

Originally a World War I cemetery, the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial just outside Paris now shelters the remains of US dead of both wars. The 7.5-acre cemetery contains the remains of 1,541 Americans who died in World War I and 23 unknown dead of World War II. Bronze tablets on the walls of the chapel record the names of 974 World War I missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.

The World War I memorial chapel was enlarged by the addition of two loggias dedicated to the dead of World War I and World War II, respectively. In the rooms at the ends of the loggias are white marble figures in memory of those who lost their lives in the two wars. Inscribed on the loggia walls is a summary of the loss of life in our armed forces in each war, together with the location of the overseas commemorative cemeteries where our war dead are buried.

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 am to 5 pm, except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites. - American Battle Monuments Commission


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1922/00/00 Jacques Greber Architect Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial is designed by French architect Jacques Greber. The main entrance gate and chapel is designed by Charles A Platt with mosaics by Barry Faulkner.
1922/00/00 Charles A Platt Architect Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial is designed by French architect Jacques Greber. The main entrance gate and chapel is designed by Charles A Platt with mosaics by Barry Faulkner.
1923/11/14 American Battle Monuments Commission Established The American Battle Monuments Commission is established by the US Congress as guardian of America's overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials.
2018/11/14 Donald J Trump US President On the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, US President Donald J Trump, as well as ABMC Secretary William M Matz, participate in a ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery.

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Particulars for Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Cemetery
Motif War
Historic Event World War I
Historic Event World War II




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