Normandy Beach

Contributed by reader B.Bliss

A large percentage of our country doesn’t know of or care about Normandy. 

A few weekends ago, British artist Jamie, 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 nothing about this was seen here in the US.

Someone from overseas had a friend that sent it with a note of gratitude for what the US started there.

Please share with others who understand “freedom is not free– nor has it ever been”








One thought on “Normandy Beach

  1. After seeing this post, I rented the movie The Longest Day as a refresher. You are so right… freedom is not free!


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