Wars and Conflicts:
World War II
H x W: 20 in. / 30 in.
Gift of Albert H. Small, Jr.
From 2 October 2014: The Army and Navy Club, gift of Albert H. Small, Jr., WWII Navy Veteran
An aerial view from June 30, 2007 of Omaha Beach at Colleville-sur-Mer, France, where 3,000 people form a message, “France Will Never Forget,” below the U.S. military cemetery. Omaha Beach was the scene of the bloodiest of the WWII D-Day landings that began on June 6, 1944. This event took place on the 63rd anniversary of D-Day.
This photograph was a gift to the Club from member Albert H. Small, Jr., a World War II Navy Veteran. Small established Project Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom. Through this foundation, selected students and teachers have the opportunity to research and build memorial websites for soldiers from their home states who are buried at an American Cemetery in Normandy. The Foundation funds their travel to France and tours of D-Day battlefields.