(to mods : I don't know how much of a political thread this one can be considered. I will take my chance. Feel free to do whatever you judge the best) It's a small town in France were the biggest American military cemetary in Europe takes place. I had an hour between 2 meetings, so I went there. I hadn't seen it for years, and it's still quite amazing. I took a few pics, because I thought some of you may like to see it. It's maintained by the American embassy. There are visits and so. Land was given perpetuitly by the french government. There are 6012 American soldiers buried there. All died in Europe during WW 1 & 2. 997 are unknown, meaning that their family doesn't even know where they ended. Those days are quite sad and prone to aggression, both between Europe (especially France) and USA and eastern countries, so it's the kind of pic that should be shown from time to time as a reminder IMHO. Please note that this is an American cemetary, but around the place I live at (north east of France, near every possible historical frontier), there are some like that for Frenchies, Italians, Dutch, Germans, Dannish, ... It leads me to a few thoughts. - War is a terrible thing for all camps, and it's a very easy to forget fact when you don't experience it. - I will never be thankful enough to these poor guys who came from their homeland to defend a country they could care less about. They have my eternal gratitude and deepest respect. - I will never cease hating the leaders who pushed them toward death. They have my eternal disagreement and disgust. - What did they die for ? Nowadays frontiers are not even watched at, and there are discussions that all French and German people could have double nationality on their passports. And I bet that in 20 years, our passports will simply show "european". The notion of "country" is not important enough to fight for it. - I've seen mostly crosses of course, but also manu David Stars and even a few moon croissants. Death doesn't know religions. Thank you for reading this thread.