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The flag watches over the Boys
The Star-Spangled Banner flies proudly over this small piece of French land where 9,387 American, British, and Canadian soldiers are buried. An autonomous territory under American jurisdiction and inaugurated in 1956, the Normandy American Cemetery is the result of Markley Stevenson’s work, a landscape architect. Every 6 June, small French and American flags are placed at the foot of each headstone, so as to pay tribute to these young soldiers who paid the hefty price of blood. Down below, ‘Bloody’ Omaha Beach unfurls its ribbon of sand, peaceful once again.
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