Designed and created on the 70th Anniversary of D Day. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.
This Mural piece is made from WWII Army, WWII Army Air Corps, current Navy, current Army, current Marine Corps uniforms, attached with The 2013 D Day Prototype Bracelet, The 2014 D Day Prototype Bracelet, The Swon Brothers Prototype Bracelet and The Wereth Prototype Bracelet and The EOD Prototype Bracelet.
- The 2013 and 2014 D Day Bracelets represents our military heritage of courageous triumph on the beaches of Normandy, France during WWII.
- The Swon Brothers Bracelet represents our military Veterans and families who have served during WWII.
- The EOD Bracelet represents the precursor to the development of the Navy SEALs and Navy EOD.
- The Wereth Bracelet represents our US diversity and sacrifice made by all service members.