Thursday, October 6, 2016

[veteransinfo] Normandy [20 Attachments]

 I thought I had seen a lot of GI's at one time, but nothing like these numbers.  And, what each one means.  Makes me really pause, and think, just think.  How lucky we are.

Recently, a British artist, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and 
stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant 
as a stark visual reminder of those who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. 
The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the 
temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide.

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand   on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day.


What is surprising is that I saw nothing about this here in the US. 
An overseas friend sent it with a note of gratitude for what the US started there.

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