This gallery displays photos of three war memorial locations in remembrance of American troops who fell during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive 1918.
(1) The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial is a 130.5-acre (0.528 km2) World War I cemetery in France. It is located east of the village of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon in Meuse. The cemetery contains the largest number of American military dead in Europe (14,246), most of whom lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The cemetery consists of 8 sections behind a large central reflection pool. Beyond the grave sections is a chapel which is decorated with stained glass windows depicting American units’ insignias. Along the walls of the chapel area are the tablets of the missing which include the names of those soldiers who fought in the region and in northern Russia, but have no known grave.
(2) Several miles south of the cemetery is the World War I Montfaucon American Monument is a monument commemorating the American victory in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I. It is located in Montfaucon-d’Argonne in Lorraine, France. The monument was inaugurated August 1, 1937, in the presence of the President of the French Republic, Albert Lebrun. Franklin Roosevelt, then the President of the United States, delivered a radio address for the ceremony from Washington, DC.
(3) Also in the area is another large war American monument; this one is non-governmental and was established by a private individual..It is located above Sivry-sur-Meuse Village on a high hill called La Grande Montagne (scroll down the page), a monument dedicated to the US 316th Regiment of the 79th Division. It is the only monument dedicated to a Regiment instead of a Division. The monument was funded by an individual officer of the 316th (and disapproved by General Pershing). This hill was once the infamous German stronghold of Hill 378. See story about Sivry Battle (English translation here)
Read the story: The 1918 Meuse-Offensive in France During WW1 and the Death of Uncle John