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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia16,212 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a very modern and moving sculpture at the same time set on a historic site of Omaha beach D-day landing.
It's set just behind the classic stone monument which stands by the big free parking lot.
The sculpture represents the Brave men landing, hence its name with three wings representing Freedom, Hope and Fraternity.
Written December 21, 2021
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R1chardN
Surbiton, UK608 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is one of many monuments along Omaha beach. It is at the waters edge and so is sometimes beyond the waterline. It is a peaceful sculpture in memory of the many thousands who died on this battle ground.
Other exhibits explain the history and some of the actions taken by the Nazi’s in the 4 years of occupation.
Written October 12, 2022
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jannettb2017
Belfair, WA15 contributions
Jul 2021
This sculpture is on Omaha beach, easy to access and photograph. It’s very moving and there is an display near it explaining the artist’s intent. It looks different approaching it from different directions. I’m no art critic, but I liked it and it seems to capture some of the feeling there.
Written July 20, 2021
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand19,986 contributions
Jan 2020
This monument is actually located on the beach. It is between the memorial by the road and the ocean. The shimmering metal structure is really interesting and looks quite different from different angles. It almost looked like blades or sails rising from the sand. There are information boards on the street facing the ocean.
It was nice to walk around and admire. There are sticks around the monument so be sure to keep behind them to protect the monument.
Written May 18, 2020
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malcolm w
London, UK113 contributions
Oct 2019
What a place to visit to the American D-Day beach with a memorial placed in the sand, not to be missed on your tip to Normandy and the little lad we had with us could run aup and down the beach, weather was grim but that's October
Written November 1, 2019
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domdab
Chalfont St Peter, UK349 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
No words really needed , just come read and see history of that place . obviously there is much more interesting places to see
Written July 25, 2019
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,673 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Sculpture to honor the fallen American soldiers, located on the Omaha Beach, Normandy. There is a sign explaining its meaning on the street.

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.
Rise, Freedom!
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.
Written October 11, 2022
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Molly G
Cornwall, UK38 contributions
Mar 2022
Really interesting sculpture on a stunning beach. The perfect end to our day exploring the museums and monuments of the area.
Written March 24, 2022
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Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Exeter, UK6,209 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
No visit to Omaha Beach will be complicated without a look at the Les Braves sculpture on the now tranquil soft sandy beach at Omaha. Depiction of the lives lost 75 years ago. Take a moment to reflect. Lest we forget....
Written May 30, 2019
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Emily Z
Connecticut310 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
Nice to memorialize the brave and amazing men on the beach, as the beach, though beautiful is quiet and large. I found the cemetery to have a bit more of an impact.
Written December 24, 2015
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