Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves

On 6 June 1944, at 6.30 in the morning, 50 000 troops from 1st Infantry Division and 29th Infantry Division landed on Omaha Beach as part of the Allied invasion of Normandy. By the end of D-Day more than 5000 American soldiers had become casualties.

On 5 June 2004 this sculpture, Statue des Braves, was unveiled as part of the commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the invasion. The three parts of the sculpture represent Wings of Hope; Rise, Freedom! and Wings of Fraternity.

Lest We Forget.

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves

  1. I went to the beaches with my kids when they were little (before the sculptures) and it’s eerie and emotional. My son’s favourite film is still Saving Private Ryan even at 17 years and you can picture it as you stand there. A humbling experience.

  2. Those were brave times. I can’t imagine ever being that brave. Thanks for reminding us. It makes me take a moment and think about their lives, and the sacrifice they made.

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