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

Jun 13 2024

Memorial day St James 2024

On Monday May 27, 2024, 10 members of Fleurs de la Mémoire (including Kathy Towers) visited the St James American...
Sep 12 2023

79th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Normandy: ceremony in Montormel (Orne)

On August 26, the Conseil Départemental de l'Orne invited the Flowers of Remembrance to the ceremony marking the end...
Jul 15 2023

Tribute from the commune of St Jean d’Elle

At the end of June 2023, the Fleurs de la Mémoire accompanied the commune of St Jean d'Elle to the Colleville cemetery...
Jul 15 2023

July 4, St James Cemetery

The Wall of the Missing was also decorated with flowers. Visitors of many nationalities, including English, Germans...
Jul 15 2023

July 4, 2023 Colleville sur Mer

All 400 roses were offered to visitors to be laid on the ground in front of the crosses. Many nationalities were...
Jun 29 2023

June 6, Colleville sur mer

Jun 29 2023

6 juin 2023 Saint Lô

Mrs Emmanuelle LEJEUNE, Mayor of Saint-Lô,and the City Council have invited the Fleurs de la Mémoire to take part in...
Jun 04 2023

Trouville children pay tribute to veterans

A representative of Fleurs de la Mémoire, Gaëtane, went with the R Coty school in Trouville (the town of Trouville...
May 30 2023

Memorial day Saint-James-Montjoie-St-Martin

Ceremony at Brittany American Cemetery
May 30 2023

Memorial day, May 28, Colleville sur Mer

A Remember rose blooming on a grave

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News of the association

Congress 2024

Sunday, June 2, 2024ANNUAL CONGRESSThéâtre Roger Ferdinand (rue Octave Feuillet)in Saint lô (50)9:00 am: Welcome reception9:30 am: Welcome by Madame Emmanuelle Lejeune, Mayor of Saint Lô9 h 45 Plenary session10h 30 Musical break11h 00...


Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer (14)Commemorative day dedicated to all fallen American soldiers.A ceremony takes place in this Normandy American cemetery, and every member is invited to...

79th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Normandy: ceremony in Montormel (Orne)

On August 26, the Conseil Départemental de l'Orne invited the Flowers of Remembrance to the ceremony marking the end of the Battle of Normandy, alongside representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Poland, Ukraine,...

American TV report WTHR

An American WTHR-TV report took place in Colleville on June 19, 2023 in the presence of representatives of Flowers of Memory. This report will be broadcast in the summer of 2024 during the Olympic Games.

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...