Oftentimes individuals or organizations who wanted to put in place a memorial chose to install a useful object to help in the reconstruction of the area, while at the same time commemorating the sacrifice of courageous Americans. These commemorative objects include bridges, fountains, buildings, benches, stained glass windows, church bells, churches, and community centers.
American War Memorials Overseas documents and promotes these sites, and works with local organizations to insure their preservation.
Clockwise from top left: Daughters of the American Revolution Fountain, Tilloly, France; 28th Division Bridge, Fismes, France;
26th Division Church, Belleau, France; Ovington Bench, Lagery, France