Omaha Beach, France
Cemetery Omaha Beach
In the Omaha Beach Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, 9387 white marble gravestones are perfectly lined up on the field that overlooks Omaha beach.
The bodies of the Americans soldiers who died during the D-Day Landings and the ensuing operations of the Battle of Normandy are laying here.
France granted this 70-hectare site for life to the United States.
The graves are shaped into latin crosses for Christian soldiers and stars of David for Jewish soldiers.
9,387 buried US soldiers who are fallen for our freedom on D-Day and ensuing operations in 1944.
Ten fields, each field almost thousand graves.
Star of David
"This embattled shore, portal of freedom, is forever hallowed by the ideals, the valor and the sacrifices of our fellow countrymen."
Les Braves Memorial Omaha Beach
Les Braves is a war memorial that is located on the shores of Omaha Beach. The memorial represents three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise Freedom, and the Wings Of Fraternity. French sculptor Anilore Banon, created the monument in 2004, commissioned by the French government to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion Of Normandy. In the center, there are seven stainless steel columns and a group of five columns that curve upwards, two columns stand upright, with the tallest reaching 30 feet. Stainless steel wings gracefully stand on both sides. It was placed only for a temporary time but it is still standing and it has suprisingly well stand the forces of nature.
The allied forces landing on this shore which they call Omaha Beach liberate Europe - June 6th 1944
View over the sea were the allied came from to bring hope and peace
- World War II
- Liberation Day
- The Longest Day
- Cemetery Omaha Beach
- Omaha Beach
- Omaha Beach Memorial
- Les Braves
- june 6th 1944