Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

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    The World War II Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is a war cemetery which lies in the village of Margraten six miles east of Maastricht, in the most southern part of The Netherlands. It is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

    The tall memorial tower can be seen before reaching the cemetery which covers 65.5 acres. From the cemetery entrance the visitor approaches through the Court of Honor with its pool reflecting the chapel tower. The visitors' building is on the right and the museum with its three engraved operations maps describing the achievements of the American Armed Forces in the area during World War II is on the left. At the base of the tower facing the reflecting pool is a statue representing the grieving mother of her lost son.

    The walls on either side of the Court of Honor contain the Tablets of the Missing on which are recorded the names of 1,722 American missing who gave their lives in the service of their country and who rest in unknown graves. Beyond the chapel and tower is the burial area which is divided into sixteen plots. Here rest 8,301 American dead, most of whom lost their lives nearby. Their headstones are set in long curves. A wide tree-lined mall leads to the flag staff which crowns the crest.

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    1. vahehvahe [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      goed in beeld gebracht!

    2. wimpers 63 months ago | reply

      schitterend !
      (niet vrolijk, maar wel mooi dat idee van : in de dood is iedereen gelijk, en zulke kruisencomposities geven rust en troost)



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    3. louisa_catlover 63 months ago | reply

      sad, but a beautiful image nonetheless

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    4. Alan&Megi 63 months ago | reply

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    5. Docski 63 months ago | reply

      Wow wat een prachtige foto, alles klopt!

    6. mystica_l0v3 63 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking photo. Very well done! You've really managed to create an atmosphere in the photo.

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    7. K-pture [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Great framing!

    8. sensaos 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cemeteries of the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. .alucenando 53 months ago | reply

      Magnífica fotografía...

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    10. lopez carlos 53 months ago | reply

      imaginative, creative brain :-)

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    11. Blue-Sky Pink 53 months ago | reply

      Very moving image.

      Thank you so much for sharing this awesome image with this group.

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    12. volvodadfast 53 months ago | reply

      You captured the scene very well.

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      This is an excellent example of Awesome Photo Imagery.

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