Veterans Day Tribute- 9000 Fallen Soldiers Etched Into Sand On Normandy

NormandyIn honor of Veteran’s Day today, I wanted to share with you all this touching tribute to all those lives lost on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day during World War II.

9000 Fallen Soldiers Etched Into Sand On Normandy

In a touching tribute to those brave soldiers who lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day 1944, British artists accompanied by numerous volunteers took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand. They etched 9,000 silhouettes into the sand, representing the 9,000 fallen soldiers who died that tragic day.

The piece, titled “The Fallen 9000,” is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died on June 6th, 1944 during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches.

The original team of volunteers started off with 60 members, 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 sea. These pictures were taken before the sea levels rose and washed the artwork away.

Normandy 900The tribute piece was completed on Peace Day, September 25, 2013.

Happy Veterans Day

All of us here at Blog Pest Control and Bulwark Exterminating would like to wish everyone a happy Veterans Day. We are truly indebted to all those service men and women who have put their lives on the line to help protect our freedom, liberties, and these United States.

We live in the greatest country in the world; the land of the free because of the brave. Only real heroes can do what you do.

To all those who serve our country, THANK YOU for your unselfish efforts! We salute you!

Normandy Etchings


Anthony Ball is a Content Marketing Manager with Bulwark Exterminating, an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in nine states, including thirteen major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common pests like ants, roaches, crickets and spiders; the company's differentiating aspect is great personalized service. Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems.

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