Fallen 9000 Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day………………………………….. by Christopher Jobson on September 25, 2013
Fallen 9000, Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day. A large percentage of our country doesn’t know of or care about Normandy. Not long ago, British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Out of the Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day,[of course not all of them landed here, there were 6 landing beaches: Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, Sword Beach. and this is depicting only one. This Story is about the invasion at Gold Beach
Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of those 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.