I felt it appropriate this Memorial Day Weekend to share just a few pictures from
from our visit to Normandy, France.
The sculptor Anilore Banon had his own words for this Memorial…
“I created this sculpture to honor the courage of these men:
Sons, husbands and fathers, who endangered and often sacrificed their lives in the hope of freeing the French people.”
To read more about this Monument please click here.
A heartfelt thank you to all soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
38 thoughts on “Omaha Beach Memorial”
All I can say is wow – this took my breath away!
It took ours away as well. I was very emotional when capturing photos from here. I had an uncle survive D-Day…….
Thank you for stopping by… <3
We will never forget the sacrifice.
Tha ks for sharing these photos. I still remember the day and the thankful feeling of taking the offense to the Nazis, yet the dismay of the lost of allies life. I think about that day as we heard it on the radio and the weekend news at the theater. 😱😊😢
I was not born yet… But my uncles were in WWII. And they both survived. They did not like talking about the war though.
Yes, I understand why they didn’t like to talk about it. Yes one of uncles was on the march through Italy. I was about 10.
Thank you so much for commenting… And letting me know your experiences with WWII. Hugs to you!
Wow what a stunning display…artfully done for sure. Sends chills up my back.
It was a very emotional place…
Bloody Omaha… Very moving sculpture photos. Thank you for the post, Nancy!
Such an emotional place…
It really is. I visited Normandy with Rick Steves Tour some decade ago.
That is an amazing place to visit.
It truly was!
Wow , this is both beautiful and enlightening ! My husband and I traveled through here on our honeymoon. I am glad to see these pictures and reflect on that time.
A beautiful place that overcame such sadness!
Perfect choice! What a moving memorial:) Thanks for sharing!
It was definitely a sight to see!
I’ve been there but missed the sculpture. So many killed on both sides. Tragic.
A beautiful sculpture and tribute Nancy. It must be very powerful to see it in person.
It was moving! Stood at Juno Beach as well. The Allies were a force not to be reckoned with.
Nancy, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos. I will probably not get a chance to visit so I sincerely appreciate the opportunity you provided your readers. 🙂
Thank you for visiting… This Memorial is beautiful and emotional. Everyone needs to see it and remember those who have fallen. 🇺🇸
An amazing sculpture and a beautiful memorial. Thanks for sharing.
It was and I was very happy too.
Thank you very much for sharing…perfect tribute for Memorial Day!! Pictures are very moving…stunning sculpture and tribute!!
Thank you for enjoying this Memorial… it was something to see. I had to share.
wow – Stunning work!
This Memorial means a lot to not only Americans but also the Allies who fought for freedom in WWII.
You captured it beautifully!
Thanks for posting these photos. I’m happy there is a memorial there – I’ve read so much about it.
You are very welcome! It was absolutely one of my most favorite spots for the whole vacation!
I hardly know what to say…….wow!!
Wow… is good! 😉
A most excellent post dear Nancy. Thank you. 📮
…a bit of an emotional one…
I am so glad I got to experience this place! Thank you for sharing this moment with me.