Friday, 6 June 2014

Seventy years ago...

Amy sent us some photos and information about an event to remember all who died during the Normandy landings on D-Day. In her email, she said: "This fits so well with Pres Obama's statement about it being a lot easier to start wars than to end them." Thank you Amy.

On the International Peace Day last year, on September 21, 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 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.