Les Braves

On the centre of Omaha Beach is the monument, to the Americans who liberated France.

It was placed on the beach, near the original monument placed here many years ago.

It was commissioned by the French government to celebrate the 60th anniversary in 2004.

The sculptor was executed by Anilore Banon and consists of three elements.

The Wings of Hope

So that the spirit which carried these men on 6th June 1944, continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to change the future.

Rise of Freedom

So that the example of those who rose up against barbarity, helps us remain standing strong against all forms on inhumanity.

The Wings of Fraternity

So that the surge of brotherhood always reminds of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves.

On 6th June 1944, these men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.

Anilore Banon.

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