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Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery Chapel
The simple white stone memorial consists of a colonnade with a large rose-granite urn and carved drapery at its center. The urn features a decorative winged horse, symbolizing the flight of the immortal soul to the afterlife.
To the right of the peristyle is a museum where the names of 284 missing soldiers are recorded on the walls. An inlaid marble map depicting the St. Mihiel Offensive, by renowned mosaic artist Francis Barry Faulkner, faces the door.
The bronze door to the left leads into the chapel. Your immediate attention is drawn to the ivory-tinted altar. The mosaic above the altar depicts the symbolic Angel of Victory after the battle, sheathing a sword, surrounded by doves of peace bearing olive branches. Mosaic shields display the colors of the United States and France. The ceiling is decorated in gold and blue, while the floor is green inlaid marble.
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