Les Braves Monument
Location and info
This is one of the most visited spots on Omaha Beach thanks to the Les Braves sculpture which now stands on the beach where a series of German defensive positions once linked to create a small strongpoint.
The Les Braves sculpture was created by Anilore Banon to honour the courage of the men who landed on the beach in this sector, the 'sons, husbands and fathers, who endangered and often sacrificed their lives in the hope of freeing the French people'.
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 men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.