In preparation for Memorial Day, May 26th, I’d like to share with you an event that happened in September 2013.
An event that was not overly (if at all) publicized in the US, though it should have been.
Thankfully, we have friends here and abroad who believe we need to see.
To visualize…just what it is we are memorializing.
Excellent History Lesson
A large percentage of our country doesn’t know of (or therefore, care) about Normandy during WWII.
Has it been removed from the History Books? Do they still teach about D-Day?
British artist Jamie Wardley, Andy Moss, and nearly 600 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 [http://thefallen9000.info/]
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 on September 25, 2013
A visually stunning reminder of why.
Don’t you agree?
Save a moment during the upcoming ‘Holiday’ to say a word of thanks to all who have, do, and will…serve their countries with one thought in mind…
God Bless and Godspeed