It is hallowed ground. Here in the sod of Europe lie thousands of Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in two World Wars.
They are buried, row upon row, under simple white crosses or Stars of David in cemeteries in Belgium, England, France, Luxembourg, Italy and the Netherlands.
They died far from home in battles and operations known as Belleau Wood, the Somme, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in World War I, or D-Day, Anzio and the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
As the living memories of these battles fade, these cemeteries are what’s left to remind us of their sacrifice.
More than 100,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines