1st US infantry Memorial Omaha Beach - From Looking out over Omaha Beach, France

1st US infantry Memorial Omaha Beach - From Looking out over Omaha Beach, France
1st US infantry Memorial Omaha Beach - From Looking out over Omaha Beach, France
The 1st US Infantry Memorial Omaha Beach is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, France and is the site of one of the most famous battles in World War II. This is the site where Allied forces invaded France and began the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany more than 70 years ago. Visitors to the memorial can view the battle-scarred cliffs, memorials, and the graveyard of the fallen Allied soldiers. There are also artifacts and exhibits to commemorate this momentous event in history. Visitors can stroll through the 6,602 American tombstones and pay their respects to those that perished. The memorial provides the opportunity to appreciate the enormity of the allied victory in an atmosphere of contemplation and respect.