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Remembering D-Day June 6, 1944

Certainly a significant date during WWII, it is remembered not only by Americans, but commemorated by those in Europe as well. Volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch into the sand, 9,000 silhouettes representing the fallen. The piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at 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 Etched into Sand

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