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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in Calvados, Normandy, France — Western Europe
 

Les Braves - To Those Brave Men

Omaha Beach

— Normandy D-Day June 6, 1944 —

 
 
Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
1. Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Marker
Inscription.  

I created this sculpture to honour the courage of these men: sons, husbands and fathers, who endangered and often sacrificed their lives in the hope of freeing the french people.

“Les Braves” consists of three elements:
The Wings of Hope - So that the spirit which carried these men on June 6, 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to change the future.
Rise Freedom! - So that the example of those who rose against barbarity, helps us remain standing strong against all forms of inhumanity.
Wings of Fraternity - So that this surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves. On June 6th , 1944 these men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.

Sculpteur: Anilore Banon
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 49° 22.256′ N, 0° 52.773′ W. Marker is in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandie (Normandy), in Calvados. Memorial is on Avenue de la Liberation (D517) close to Rue Bernard
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Anquetil. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandie 14710, France. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Remember Omaha (here, next to this marker); Omaha Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); Omaha Beach, haut lieu du Débarquement du 6 juin 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Aquatint (within shouting distance of this marker); Omaha la Sanglante - Bloody Omaha (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de Vierville (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); 29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); National Guard of the United States Memorial (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.
 
Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
2. Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Marker
Omaha Beach-so calm now image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
3. Omaha Beach-so calm now
Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
4. Les Braves-To Those Brave Men Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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