Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, covering one hundred and thirty acres, holds the largest number of American Dead in Europe, a total of 14,246. Most of those buried here gave their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. The immense array of headstones rises in rectangular rows upwards beyond a wide central pool to the chapel which crowns a ridge. A beautiful bronze screen separates the chapel foyer from the interior, which is decorated with stained glass windows portraying American unit insignia. Behind the altar are the flags of the Allied nations.
The cost...14,246 dead
The names of 954 missing...
Stained glass windows with unit insignia of AEF formations
insignia of many
IV CORPS, FIRST ARMY, V CORPS, 41ST DIVISION, 80TH DIVISION,
DIVISION, 77TH DIVISION, 84TH DIVISION, 91ST DIVISION, 78TH DIVISION, 83RD
DIVISION, 90TH DIVISION, 89TH DIVISION, 85TH DIVISION, 92ND DIVISION, 42ND
DIVISION, 81ST DIVISION, 76TH DIVISION, 79TH DIVISION, 82ND DIVISION AND
93RD DIVISION. (Above)
I CORPS, GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, III CORPS, 1ST DIVISION, ADVANCE
SECTION S.O.S., 30TH DIVISION 3RD, DIVISION, 7TH DIVISION, 35TH DIVISION,
5TH DIVISION, 26TH DIVISION, 32ND DIVISION, 4TH DIVISION, 28TH DIVISION,
36TH DIVISION, 6TH DIVISION, 29TH DIVISION, 37 TH DIVISION, 2ND DIVISION,
27TH DIVISION AND 33RD DIVISION. (Above)
Views of the beautiful grounds...