Honoring and flowering the graves of American soldiers

fallen during the 1944 fighting and buried in Normandy, in the American cemeteries of Colleville-sur-Mer and Saint-James Montjoie Saint-Martin

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Association founded by

Frank Towers

veteran of the 30′ US Division during World War II

Claude Lavieille

resident of Saint-Jean-de-Daye, first town liberated by the 30th Division


by Christophe LAVIEILLE | Official hymn of the association

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Tributes and Ceremonies

Review of the latest events

May 14 2023

Visit of the Colleville sur Mer cemetery by a school from Montebourg

On May 2, the association accompanied the high school of Montebourg (50). 88 students, including 4 Erasmus sections,...
May 14 2023

ND de Carentan College in Colleville

39 students of the 3rd grade of the Notre-Dame de Carentan school went to flower the graves sponsored by the school....
Mar 19 2023

2023 Congress in Saint James

The 2023 annual congress took place in the room "Espace Le Conquérant" in the new town of Saint James (Manche).From 9...
Mar 17 2023

Lights of memory

On the afternoon of March 17, a ceremony of homage took place at the American cemetery of Saint-James (Montjoie...
Sep 04 2022

Tribute to Saint-James

The Flowers of Memory accompanied the American families of soldiers buried in St. James. They were invited by the...
Sep 04 2022

Ceremonie in Avranches

The Flowers of Memory participated in the ceremony at the Patton monument in Avranches on Sunday 31 July 2022
Jul 09 2022

Burial at Colleville-sur-Mer

On July 9th, the association participated with the family of Second Lieutenant Mc Gowan in the ceremony at the...
Jun 18 2022

Call of June 18 in Bayeux

The Flowers of Memory were invited to the ceremony of the call of June 18 at the monument of the roundabout of...
Jun 03 2022

Ceremonies in Carentan

On June 3, 2022, the Flowers of Memory, represented by the President of the Association, Mr. Serge Néel, were present...
May 29 2022

Memorial Day in Colleville Sur Mer and Saint-James (May 29, 2022)

In Colleville, the President of the Flowers of Memory Serge NÉEL, on behalf of the association, laid a beautiful...

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News of the association

Please note

Following questions from several of our members, we would like to clarify that our association has no link or contact with the Facebook page "Les Fleurs de la Mémoire non officiel" (as this Facebook page indicates, by the way). All the...

New website

After its launch on March 17, the site continues to grow with new sections, including the minutes of the last congress. A little more patience…

A new president

Serge Néel succeeds Georges-Pierre Joret who chaired the association Les Fleurs de la Mémoire for eleven years. At the Annual Conference on Sunday, April 3, 2022, the incumbent President announced that he would denounce his term on the...

Death of Mary Towers

On July 6, 2022, in Gainesville, Florida, Mary Powers, wife of Frank Towers, co-founder of the Flowers of Memory, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her 4 children and family. She had just celebrated her 103rd birthday. It is with...

Roses distributed at Saint James cemetery

On July 4th, members of the Flowers of Remembrance Board of Directors distributed roses to visitors to the American cemetery.Approximately 70 people of foreign nationalities and French people on vacation fulfilled the duty of remembrance...


It is with sadness that we learned of the death of GENE S. DILLINGER at the age of 89 whose funeral was celebrated on Friday, March 4, 2022 in the church Saint-Patrice de Bayeux followed by burial in the cemetery of Huppain. Mr Dillinger...