This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces 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.
Bravery is broadly defined. This is what bravery is to me, I would’ve loved to served with those men right there with them running up the normandy beach. I will always be in their debt, I wish I could serve my country. Death Is inevitable but it was for a worthy cause.
What These People Did Is Incredible On So Many Levels. When You See It From Above… Just Wow.
To commemorate the arrival of Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy so many years ago, two English artists created a touching sand sculpture memorial. D-Day occurred on June 6th, 1944. When the troops landed on those beaches, it marked the beginning of the end for the Nazis. It was an…