Special Services from Lorraine Cemetery Staff
Walter Benjamin, Asst Supt of the Lorraine American Cemetery & Memorial, has kindly offered to help visitors explore the military history around Metz and St. Avold.  The staff are happy to help both groups and individuals visit the Maginot Line, battlefields of Metz, or just Metz itself. They'll  provide guided tours for events such as military staff rides and have info on things to see and services in the St. Avold area. Mr. Benjamin even has a suggested itinerary ready for individuals or groups!

The cemetery personnel can be reached by phone at 0033-387-92-0732 or fax at 0033-92-9972.  Their email is Lorraine@abmc.gov.

           
Events for 2009 at Lorraine Cemetery
23 May 2009 at 1500: Mont Saint Pierre Memorial Day Ceremony, at Mont Saint Pierre near the Village of Villers-Stoncourt, France (Recommend arriving at Lorraine Cemetery 1 1/2 - 2 hours prior to event and following staff to site)

24 May 2009 at 1100: 65th Memorial Day Ceremony at Lorraine American Cemetery & Memorial, Saint Avold France

25 May 2009 at 1500: Reading of the US Presidential Proclamation Ceremony for Memorial Day at the Lorraine American Cemetery & Memorial, Saint Avold France

27 May 2009 at 1000: Hochfelden Memorial Day Ceremony, Village of Hochfelden France at Memorial site of LT John Grant Rahill  (Recommend arriving at Lorraine Cemetery 1 1/2  - 2 hours prior to event and following staff to site)
11 Nov 2009 at 1015
: The 91st Armistice Anniversary ending WWI, at the French Military Cemetery in St. Avold France.  Followed by Veterans Day Ceremony and Reading of the Presidential Proclamation at 1100 at Saint-Avold Military Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France

22 Nov 2009 at 1000: The 65th Anniversary Liberation Ceremony of Saint-Avold, at Lorraine American Memorial, Saint-Avold 57500 France




As we visited another cemetery during a blizzard once, a Belgium friend whispered as we turned to leave, "Sometimes I worry that they're cold...."
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