This cemetery, 57 acres in area, lies on the crest of a ridge affording an excellent view.
The site was liberated on 12 September 1944 by troops of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division. A temporary cemetery was established on 28 September 1944 two or three hundred yards to the north of the present site, considered more attractive.
Here rest 7,989 of our military Dead, most of whom gave their lives in the repulse of the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes popularly known as the "Battle of the Bulge", or during the advance into, and accross Germany during the fall and winter of 1944 and the spring of 1945. Others were lost in air operations over the region.
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