The Normandy American Cemetery is one of the 25 permanent American military cemeteries in foreign countries that the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) maintains to honor the service, achievements and sacrifices of U.S. armed forces.
Through newly released smartphone apps by ABMC, this iconic World War II site and others are now accessible to anyone wishing to learn more about these hallowed grounds.
The Normandy American Cemetery app serves as a personal tour guide around the cemetery, where 9,387 Americans are buried in the grounds overlooking Omaha Beach. On June 6, 1944, D-Day, Allied forces changed the course of history with the successful invasion of France that marked the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.
These new ABMC apps, as well as the very popular Pointe du Hoc promontory app released earlier, help users learn the stories of the Americans buried overseas, explore the sites without needing to be physically present, and understand the U.S. military’s role in World War II. AMBC plans to release native applications for other sites later this year.
You can download these and other cool mobile government apps with just a few clicks from our USA.gov Federal Mobile Apps Directory. Federal agencies can get their apps in the directory by using the Federal Mobile Products Registry.