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  • UTAH BEACH US NAVY MONUMENT - Inauguration the 27th of sept 2008

    The American sculptor Steven Spiers created a statue with three symbols : the leadership, the marines,and the fighting units (beach battalions, in charge of cleaning the beaches), all three united in aiming at the same goal. This 4,50 m high statue will be located on a base in the shape of a pentagon, each of its five faces recalling each of the five Landing beaches. The name of all the ships that took part to Overlord will be engraved : in order that the families of the veterans, their children can touch the name of the ship on which their father or grand-father was".

    http://www.utah-beach.com/rubrique.p...8a4120e8950b09

  • #2
    Great find Boon! Thanks for posting this.

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    • #3
      Pictures of the event from the US Navy website (all photos courtesy US Navy)

      SAINT MARIE DU MONT, France (Sept. 27, 2008) Saint Marie du Mont Mayor Henri Milet, delivers remarks at a U.S. Navy monument dedication ceremony for a U.S. Navy monument on the Utah Beach battleground. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason Morris/Released)

      SAINT MARIE DU MONT, France (Sept. 27, 2008) Adm. Pierre-Francois Forissier, Chief of Naval Staff for the French Navy, presents the Legion of D'Honneur, France's highest decoration, and the order of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor to World War II veterans retired Capt. Richard Zimermann, Jim Gaff and Chester Collins. the dedication ceremony for a U.S. Navy monument on the Utah Beach battleground. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason Morris/Released)

      SAINT MARIE DU MONT, France (Sept. 27, 2008) Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) stand in formation during the dedication ceremony for a U.S. Navy monument on the Utah Beach battleground. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason Morris/Released)

      SAINT MARIE DU MONT, France (Sept. 27, 2008) World War II Navy veteran Don Krebs renders a hand salute during the playing of the French and United States national anthems during the dedication ceremony for a U.S. Navy monument on the Utah Beach battleground. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason Morris/Released)

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      • #4
        Hmm

        I was just there 3 weeks ago, we were wondering what was going on.

        Darn!!!

        Chad
        "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

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