The monument Les Braves is located on the center of Omaha Beach.
The explanation of the monument stand on the boulevard of Omaha Beach.
Comment of the sculpteur:
I created this sculpture to honour the courage of these men:
Sons, husbands and fathers, who endangered and often sacrificed their lives in the hope of freeing the French people.
Les Braves consists of three elements:
The wings of Hope
So that the spirit which carried these men on June 6th, 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to changing the future.
So that the example of those who rose against barbarity, helps us remain standing strong against all forms of inhumanity.
The Wings of Fraternity
So that this surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves.
On June 6th, 1944 these man were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.
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- Text: Mia van den Berg
- Photos: Lennard Bolijn (1, 4, 5), Randy Brandt (2), Jeroen Koppes (3)