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Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves

Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves

At the American cemetary in Colleville-sur-mer there is a memorial. The names of 1,557 Americans who lost their lives in the Normandy campaign but could not be located and/or identified are inscribed on the walls of a semicircular garden at the east side of this memorial. This part consists of a semicircular colonnade with a loggia at each end containing maps and narratives of the military operations. At the center is this 22-foot bronze statue entitled The Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves.

This statue represents a naked young man who soars towards the sky and seems to commit his soul to God…

The ground surrounding the statue is embedded in golden letters with the dedication:

“Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory Of The Coming Of The Lord”

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Photo prise @ Colleville-sur-Mer le 18 avril 2015 (© Gerwin Filius / Flickr)

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