Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Tribute in the Sand......Normandy Remembered | Disgraced in Charlottesville

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 American soldiers.

Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of those  Americans 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. 

- Pink

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

Someone from overseas had a friend that sent it with a note of gratitude for what the US started there. 

Please share with others who understand "freedom is not free-- nor has it ever been."

- Pink

Every single one of these black or white men or women from every religion died fighting to stem the scourge of Nazism.

Every single one of them was disgraced by the terror gangs in Charlottesville yesterday for bringing Nazism right back again.

The sacrifices on this beach did make America great and the events in Charlottesville show there's little interest in ever being great again.

Maybe they were better people than we since they gave everything they had to wipe that disease from the face of the Earth.  Where is that kind of courage today.


Anonymous said...

It takes a lot to stand up for what one believes
I would like to think that each person has that inside. Or at least Ali style courage

Peas InOurThyme said...

I absolutely believe we have the potential to be as good as they were and the frustration is the current time when people decide if they really want to do it or just look at cat pictures on Facebook.