Omaha Beach in France as it is today near "Les Braves" sculpture by Anilore Banon. Photos: Phyllis Shess, 2013.
|Pointe Hoc, 2013|
WHY WE REMEMBER—History has fascinated me since college. At San Diego State University, I had professors who balanced reality and what ifs to make history come alive. The what ifs stuck with me.
Architects for the American Cemetery's memorial features were Harbeson, Hough, Livingston andLarson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The landscape architect was Markley Stevenson, also of Philadelphia.
|Sainte Mere Eglise, the first village liberated on June 6, 1944|
|The American Cemetery is on land deeded|
by France to the United States--forever.
|The Normandy American Cemetery|
is one of 14 permanent World War II
military cemeteries abroad.
|The German Cemetery in Normandy en route to Utah Beach|
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