The Fallen 9000

by | May 10, 2019 | Check This Out | 1 comment

Sharing this post from Nick Viggiano’s Facebook page.

A large percentage of our country doesn’t know of, or care about Normandy. 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 into the sand, representing fallen soldiers. Titled The Fallen 9000, 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.

What is surprising is that nothing about this was seen here in the U.S.

Someone from overseas had a friend who sent it with a note of gratitude for what the U.S. started there. Please share with others who understand “freedom is not free — nor has it ever been”

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  1. Daniel Edwin Reedy

    8 years ago, this was reported by US news organizations. I am sorry you missed that and went on to perpetuate the lie that it wasn’t reported in USA. If you followed CNN or NPR, you would have heard the story. This is a beautiful story honoring American soldiers. The lie was added to pit Americans against each other.

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