Monday, May 5, 2014

Vierville-sur-Mer

The landing area for the 1st and 29th American Infantry Divisions was the beach below Vierville-sur-Mer.  During the fighting, the 29th lost a number of soldiers who hailed from the area of Bedford, Virginia, which eventually contributed to that town being chosen as the location for the American D-Day Memorial.  One street in Vierville is now named for Bedford.

A memorial to the 29th sits on the Avenue de Bedford.  The yin/yang symbol is used to show how the division is made of up men from both southern and northern parts of the United States.

Down at the beach is a memorial to the National Guard.

For more on what happened at Viervelle-sur-Mer, go here.

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