Montfaucon American Memorial

The World War 1 American Monument is located 10 kilometres south of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and about 32 kilometres north of Verdun.

It commemorates the American victory during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during the period September 26, 1918 to November 11, 1918, when the American First Army forced the enemy to conduct a general retreat on this front.

It consist of a massive granite Doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of Liberty, which towers more than two hundred feet above the war ruins of the former village.

The observation platform on top of the memorial is reached by two hundred and thirty-four steps and gives out onto superb views of the battlefield.