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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Omaha Beach Memorial Tree

 
 
Omaha Beach Memorial Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Omaha Beach Memorial Tree Marker
Inscription.  This tree, planted with authentic soil from Omaha Beach of Normandy, France, commemorates the 40th anniversary of Allied forces’ landings on 6 June 1944. It stands as a memorial to sacrifices in battle and a tangible symbol of our heritage.

Planted 6 June 1984 by Col Richard E. Mackin, Post Commander and Col Jean Burel, French Liaison Officer.
 
Erected 1984.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 37° 0.216′ N, 76° 18.489′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on Ruckman Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Monroe, on the parade field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lincoln Gun (a few steps from this marker); An Enduring Legacy? (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee's Quarters (about 500 feet away); "Ruth Window" (about 500 feet away); Fort Monroe (about 600 feet away); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer
Marker at Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Marker at Fort Monroe
(about 600 feet away); 14 – Pounder James Rifle (about 600 feet away); 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohama Beach. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Unofficial Fort Monroe website. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
4. Fort Monroe (Stone Fort) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (pdf file). (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
Memorial Tree image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Memorial Tree
The tree is located on parade field at Fort Monroe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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