The Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial shelters the remains of U.S. deceased of both World War I and World War II. The 7.5-acre cemetery contains the remains of 1,541 Americans who died in World War I and 24 unknown dead of World War II. The World War I memorial chapel was enlarged by the addition of two loggias dedicated to the dead of World War I and World War II, respectively.
Suresnes American Cemetery, is one of the 24 American burial grounds on foreign soil administered, operated, and maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. They are the guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials—honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of U.S. Armed Forces.
The Girl Scouts are invited to take action and make a difference in our American Community.
Serving Those Who Served Us
To participate in any of the below service opportunities, for additional information and to reserve a private group tour please
Superintendant of The Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial.
Remembering our heroes : Lend a hand in preparing the cemetery for the various ceremonies - Veterans Day (November 11th), Memorial Day (May), July 4th... You will have the opportunity to clean the beautiful marble head stones, pick up leaves, put flages on each grave, set up chairs, hand out program brochures, welcome guests...
Adopt a hero : Visit the cemetery and choose at least one of the 1,541 heroes berried there, lead an investigation and discover more about them. Communicate your findings to Angelo. Visit the grave at least once a year and leave a flower to say you care. For more information on the procedure to order flowers please contact Angelo.
Wreaths Across America : Particiapte in the wreath laying ceremony (a specified Saturday in December) to Remember, Honor, and Teach others about our great war heroes.
Visit and spread the word: Discover the unknown, find out who our heroes are and what war they fought in, who the women are and how they served our country, learn about the ABMC, Leagon of Honor, Knits of Columbus, Red Cross...
Planting : Assist in the seasonal planting and help keep the cemetery beautiful.
The Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial is open to the public and there is a staff member on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.
Open daily and on host country holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed December 25 and January 1.
The cemetery is located at 123 Boulevard Washington 92150 Suresnes and is just 5 miles west of the center of Paris. It can be reached by automobile, taxicab or metro and suburban trains. Trains depart about every 15 minutes from the Paris Gare St. Lazare station to the Suresnes Mont Valerien station. From the Suresnes station it is only a 10-minute walk to the cemetery. A breathtaking panorama view of Paris can be seen from the site, which is located high on the slopes of Mont Valerien and an ideal place to picnic after a day of community service.