My husband sent me the photos below...he got them from an email that was passed around, so we have no idea to whom the credit goes. These are not my photos, but they are too incredible not to share. If you know the photographer, please let me know and I will happily give them credit!
Read the following press release that explains how two British artists and thousands of volunteers commemorated Peace Day (25 September 2013) by honoring D-Day's fallen soldiers. I am amazed at the community response...I only wish I could have been part of it:
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, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, 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.
These incredible photographs below are worth a thousand words...those who traveled with Bill and me to Normandy this past summer should recognize Arromanches.
- Make me an instrument of peace;
- Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
- Where there is injury, pardon;
- Where there is error, the truth;
- Where there is doubt, the faith;
- Where there is despair, hope;
- Where there is darkness, light;
- And where there is sadness, joy.