Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Luxembourg is a small, mostly rural country in Europe surrounded by Germany, Belgium, and France. When Stefan and I decided to see Bastogne, Belgium we had to drive through Luxembourg. I decided that we should stop to cross another country off of the list. The problem was that they don’t have a whole lot to do in this small country that interests us. After some research, I found out that the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is located just outside of Luxembourg City. Since the purpose of our Bastogne trip was to see where part of the Battle of the Bulge took place, it only made sense that we would also see where men from that battle were laid to rest. The remains of 5,076 American service members rest here. On 22 occasions brothers rest side by side. The grave of General Patton is also here.
In 1951 the U.S. government was granted free use of the land the cemetery is located on without taxation.
The cemetery is kept up very well. It is a very nice memorial to those Americans who lost their lives during the Battle of the Bulge.
Address: Val du Scheid, Luxembourg City 2517, Luxembourg
Hours: 9am-5pm daily, except Dec 25 and Jan 1