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A Beautiful & Fitting Memorial

A panaramic view of the graves.

The three thousand eight hundred and nine headstones extend in a fan shaped arrangement outwards from the flag pole area. The graves are aligned in seven rows of concentric plots labeled A thru G. Each of the plots is enclosed by a boxwood hedge. The graves, gardens and surrounding infrastructure at Cambridge American cemetery are maintained to immaculate standards and represent a beautiful and fitting memorial to those who died.

Diverse Service Representation

James Rowland's grave an headstone.

Every State of the Union is represented here, in addition the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Graves of those who entered the United States armed forces from Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, Greece, Holland, Malta, Norway, Panama, Portugal and Scotland can also be found here.

Unidentified & Shared Graves

A brass plage set in the ground depicting a shared grave.

Twenty four of the headstones mark the graves of those who could not be positively identified. There are also two graves which represent burials of two and three servicemen respectively.

The bronze table that marks the shared grave of three men who died together The grave can be found in plot "G", opposite the Memorial Building.

How To Locate A Specific Grave

Visitors wishing to find a particular grave at Madingley American Cemetery can find an alphabetical index located in the Visitors Centre

Red roses surround the graves at Cambridge American Cemetery

A stone plaque with gold lettering stating "Into Thy Hands Oh Lord".