Facing the Memorial in the Central Mall, is the Chapel a circular edifice surrounded by a colonnade. This too is built of Vaurion limestone with steps of granite from Ploumanach. The fresco above the door carries a copy of the Medal of Honour of the American Congress: the highest and most rare of distinctions awarded for actions of exceptional fame. Within, the altar black and gold, of marble from the Pyrenees, is surrounded by American, French, British and Canadian flags. On the stained-glass window is fixed a fine Latin Cross of teak above a Star of David set within a sun and carrying at its centre a dove, around the whole area 48 stars representing the United States of America. The Central Mall Chapel The ceiling mosaic, the work of Leon Kroll of New York, symbolises America blessing her sons before they depart by sea and by air, whilst France places a crown of laurels on those who gave their lives for the liberation of Europe. The return of peace is portrayed by an Angel, a Dove and a Ship coming to land. At the west end of the Central Mall, two statues in Italian granite bearing the Eagle and the Cockerel, depict the United States and France. They are sculptures by Donald de Lue. From whatever part of the Central mall, the crosses, in squares of ten are impressive, by their faultless alignment and by their dazzling whiteness on the green carpet of lawn. 9.386 American soldiers lie beneath it, four of which are women. 307 of them have never been identified and the inscription reads: "Known but to God". A father and his son lie side by side and in 33 cases two Brothers are buried next to each other. They are from every State in the Union and from the District of Columbia with the exception of a few from England, Scotland or Canada. The great majority lost their lives at the time of the Landings or in the liberation of the North Cotentin. Among them are three American Congress Medalists of Honor, one of which is General Theodore Roosevelt, nephew of the President of the United States buried beside his brother Quentin. The Grave of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore's Grave lettering is in Gold due to him winning the MOH.