MONTFAUCON AMERICAN MONUMENT
The World War I Montfaucon American Monument is located seven miles south of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
and Memorial and 20 miles northwest of Verdun. It consists of a massive granite Doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of Liberty, which towers more than 200 feet above the war ruins of
the former village. 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.
On the walls of the foyer are an engraved map of the operations with a narrative and a special tribute to the American troops who served here. The observation platform on top of the memorial is reached by 234 steps and affords magnificent views of this battlefield.