Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The American Cemetery Brookwood

The American Cemetery in Brookwood which I came across while waling round the site, like the other parts of the place it is huge.

It looks like a sea of crosses with the chapel as the centerpiece
Inside the chapel the walls are lined with names and the services which were involved.
Many were lost and have no know grave but are listed and remembered here. Though what took me back was that all those in the cemetery are from the First World War

In the center of the chapel the American Eagle is proudly displayed on the floor.
The grave here says
 "Here Rests in Honored Glory An American Solder Known But To God"
I will return to this place for some more photos and a good look round.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. It is Veterans Day tomorrow, and it is good to remember and honor those who served.

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  2. «Louis» thanks you for sending him the link to this post. It is sobering to visit these cemeteries. «Louis» has visited the American cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy. When one sees those cliffs and how the Nazis were dug in, one realizes the difficulty those men had breaking the Nazi line at that beachhead. Here is an American cemetery in San Bruno, California south of San Francisco. U.S. Navy Admirals Nimitz, Spruance, Turner and Lockwood and their wives are buried there. They didn't want to be buried in some monument at Arlington. They wanted the same tombstone and same burial plot as the men who served with them in the Second World War. That they did this speaks well of the king of commanders they were in contrast to the Château Generals of World War I.

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