FW: Remember


I hope you find it sad, like I do, that those brave men who fought for our freedom, and lost their lives, have all but been forgotten.  What a country!


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Excellent history lesson, but why don't we hear about it from our own
media?

A large percentage of our country doesn't know of, or cares about Normandy. My guess is it has been removed from the text in History Books.

A few weekends ago, British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous 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











What is surprising to me is that I read or saw nothing about this here in the US.  An overseas friend sent it to me with a note of gratitude for what the US started there.


 
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1 comments:

pickum said...



---if my memory is right, decades ago a movie studio did a survey and discovered that the potential movie going audience did not know the 1944 Normandy invasion from the 1066 Norman Conquest, and chose to not make WW II movies. That was long before "Saving Private Ryan."

---Acting like the 1944 Normandy Invasion has been "removed from the history books" is changing the complaint from the public, to the text book publishers. That does not make sense to me.

 
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