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Normandy American Cemetery Welcome Screen

Cross-Section of America Tour

This tour visits the graves of six individuals that sacrificed their lives during the Ypres-Lys Campaign.

The American Expeditionary Forces was a cross-section of America, with draftees fighting alongside volunteers. National Guard units started out with local identities and newly organized units initially reflected a regional flavor, but mass mobilization, individual replacements and the rigors of combat soon mixed Americans from across the country and from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds together.