Paying tribute to fallen soldiers

Since 2001, the Flowers of Memory and its members have been flowering the graves of soldiers buried in the American cemeteries of Colleville-sur-Mer (14) and Saint-James (50) in Normandy.

Families who are members of the “Flowers of Remembrance” association agree to place a bouquet of flowers at least once a year, if possible on Memorial Day, on the grave(s) mentioned on their flowering form.

Colleville Cemetery

  • 9387 soldiers’ graves
  • 1557 names on the Wall of the Missing
  • Sponsored and flowered graves in 2024 96% 96%

St. James Cemetery

  • 4410 soldiers’ graves
  • 499 names on the Wall of the Missing
  • Sponsored and flowered graves in 2024 65% 65%

Flower the grave(s) of my soldier(s)


We remind member families that it is necessary to notify the cemetery administrators of your visit. And for the Colleville cemetery, to go to the reception to obtain an accompaniment in the squares.

Join the Flowers of Memory and sponsor one or more graves of missing soldiers.

View contact information and visiting hours

Collevile Cemetery

St. James Cemetery

Memorial Day

It is an official vacation in the United States and honors members of the U.S. armed forces who have died in combat in all wars. It is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May.

Memorial Day 2023 – May 29

At Colleville and St. James American Cemeteries, as in all American cemeteries abroad, this tribute is paid on the preceding Sunday.

Date to remember

Sunday, May 28, 2023