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enterrés au total:
Américains: 17.332
Alliés:              191
Allemands:  10.030
cimetière ouvert le 25 septembre 1944, fermé le 31 mars 1945 e.a. le général Dwight Eisenhower,
chef suprême des armées alliées lors de la libération de notre pays


1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1945 the 30th -The Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery is the final resting place of 7992 soldiers 
and airmen. They came from 49 states, the District of Columbia, Panama, and the 
United Kingdom. Among the graves are 38 instances of 2 brothers lying 
side-by-side and one instance of 3 brothers buried side-by-side.The graves of 94 
are marked with crosses that read "Here Rests in Honored Glory A Comrade in Arms 
Known But To God." The Colonnade through which one enters the cemetery lists the 
names of 450 servicemen whose bodies where never recovered.
On 12 September 1944, the US First Infantry Division liberated the site of 
the cemetery, and five days later the US Graves Registration Service created a 
cemetery there. By the end of the war, there were 17,000 Americans and 10,600 
Germans buried at the site. In 1946, the bodies of the Germans were transferred 
to the German cemetery at Lommel. Starting in 1947, most of the bodies of the 
Americans were repatriated to the United States. In 1948, the site was selected 
as a permanent American cemetery for those whose bodies would not be 
Most of the soldiers buried in the cemetery died in the advance of the 
American Armed Forces into Germany in 1944-1945, particularly in the battles of 
the H�rtgen Forest, Aachen, and the drive to the Roer. The cemetery is the 
final resting place of hundreds of soldiers killed in Belgium and Holland during 
Operation Market Garden in September 1944, and in the Battle of the Bulge from 
December 1944 to January 1945. It is also the final resting place of 420 airmen. 
Seven of the Wereth 11 massacre victims are buried at the cemetery, as are 
several victims of the Malmedy massacre, and one member of the "Band of 
The first Memorial Day Ceremony held at the cemetery were on 30 May 1945 in 
the presence of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and General Omar Bradley. Supreme 
Allied Commanders Europe have occasionally attended the ceremony over the years, 
most recently in 2009. The cemetery lies in the geographic area of three 
separate communities. Therefore, the mayors of Aubel, Welkenraedt, and Hombourg 
take turns hosting a wreath laying ceremony and a reception for invited guests 
after the ceremony at the cemetery.  School children from the communities 
surrounding the cemetery participate in the ceremony by reading a reflection in 
French that they compose on the subject of remembrance.
Without a doubt, the most striking aspect of the ceremony is the presence of 
American and Belgian veterans of the war. Although their numbers dwindle each 
year, they are the living testament to what the ceremonies are all about. The 
next most striking aspect is the "Next-of-Kin":  widows, brothers, sisters, 
nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and especially children who never knew their 
fathers. The memories of the fallen live on. 




les premières neiges dans les Ardennes belges le 15-01-2016 2016