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Chapel American Cemetery Luxembourg

At the front of the chapel is a large relief of an angel, with a descending dove above it in a medallion. Above the entrance is written in gold leaf: "Here is enshrined the memory of valor and sacrifice".
In the bronze entrance door are 8 copper-colored reliefs that symbolize:
(left) Physical fitness - Proficiency - Valor - Fortitude - (right) Fidelity - Sacrifice - Familiy ties - Faith. (physical condition - skill - courage - constancy - faithfulness - sacrifice - family ties - faith).

On a few steps in the chapel is an altar of white and black marble with the text in front:
"I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish"
Behind the altar: a narrow high stained glass window with a blossoming vine that extends to the top.
Left of the altar: at the top a medallion with a cross with the text below:
"Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression"
To the right of the altar: a medallion with the 2 stone tables and below the text:
"Take unto thyself o Lord the souls of the valorous that they may dwell in thy Glory"

The ceiling is covered with a beautiful blue and gold mosaic. We see four angel figures with 2 pairs of wings. These are seraphim, the most powerful angels closest to God, they are pure love, light and fire.
In the medallion in the middle we see a dove of peace under a starry sky.
On the circle edge of the mosaic is a text in 4 parts with a Jacobshell in between: "In proud and grateful memory of those men of the armed services /
of the United States of America who in this region and in the skies /
above it endured all and gave all that justice among nations might /
prevail and that mankind might enjoy freedom and inherit peace .

On the side of the building it says on the right: "1941 - 1945
In proud remembrance of the achievements of her sons and in humble tribute to their sacrifices this memorial has been erected by the United States of America ".
The same text is in French on the left.

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Source

  • Text: Marie-Christine Vinck
  • Photos: Marie-Christine Vinck