70 seven acres of lush green greet you at the memorial in Nettuno. Built in honor of American Airforce and Navy soldiers, the ... More
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
70 seven acres of lush green greet you at the memorial in Nettuno. Built in honor of American Airforce and Navy soldiers, the site pays homage to the heroes who lost their lives on these foreign shores during the liberation of Sicily. The white crosses on the ground mark the unknown graves; the memorial consists of a museum, visitor's building, chapel, and gardens. The rest of the area is wooded with trees, including holly oaks and Italian cypress trees.
Reviews for Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial: 4
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 12/27/11
Sicily _Rome is the most beautiful cemetery that i have ever been to..Being a World War II Veteran, It was an honor to be there and pay tribute to those Brave American Men and Women for whom there would be no home coming ...ever.
I was a Sergeant stationed in Naples, Italy back in 1984. My unit was given the honor of rendering special military honors at the memorial along with the Italian military. There was absolutely nothing to dislike. I was in total awe and choked up with emotion almost to the point of tears when I first entered the cemetery with my unit. What a beautiful place to visit. I would encourage every American who travels to Italy to please take some time and visit America's Fallen Heroes so they will know they have not been forgotten. It was amazing to see the rows upon rows of white crosses standing at attention dress-right-dress in perfect measurement, as if ready for inspection. I recall seeing several of the old Italian weather faced warriors who served with the underground and Italian school children proudly standing at attention as the mournful sound of taps echoed across the field of honor that day. I was deeply touched, as were the soldiers who participated in the Memorial Day celebration that day with me. Several of us shed a few tears as we marched off the field of honor that day. My hope is that those who are not able to make the long journey to visit this memorial know that their loved ones are being treated with the greatest respect by those who work tirelessly to ensure that every inch of the memorial is maintained with the utmost care. A very special thanks goes out to the staff that work so hard to keep the memorial looking so beautiful.
Visited the cemetary in summer of 2006 & was quite awed by the appearance. Absolutely beautiful! My uncle's name is inscribed there on the wall of the missing. He went down with his destroyer in WW2 at the age of 18! My mother just felt she HAD to go to see if his name was really there as they said (she is in her 70's now). It was there along with many other names and graves marked by beautiful white crosses. It is maintained in aboslutely perfect condition and so peaceful and serene. We spent a whole afternoon there, but any U.S. citizen would be "moved", I would think, to stand at this memorial to so many who gave their lives for our freedom. Truly an experience I will never forget!
You have to stop at the Sicily Rome American Military Cemetery and take time out of your trip to pause and reflect. I encourage all people, especially American citizens, to pay homage to the men and women who are honored here.
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