Remember Omaha

Remember Omaha (HM1QDK)

Location: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie 14710 Calvados
Country: France

N 49° 22.256', W 0° 52.773'

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Les Braves - To Those Brave Men

Left side of marker:
Remember Omaha

They climbed aboard with anxious heart,
The madly sea-tossed landing-craft,
The Sea-fog on that sad morn,
All but shrouded the pale dawn,
As it heav'n itself dared not see
the hounds of hell that day set free.
Remember Omaha
They disembarked under hail of shot,
Spewing up all-one knew not what -
Facing those cliffs, with gunfire ablaze,
Waves bore broken bodies along
The length of that encrimsoned strand,
Where Death was given so free a hand.
Remember Omaha
They were no heroes
Though all were heroic
In that eventful day,
When mankind put all at stake.
It's an understatement to say
That our liberty was dearly bought
At the time of that first onslaught.
Remember Omaha
The foam is red.
All is now still, save for the breeze
That carries back, across the seas
The souls of America's sons,
Whilst the sun, now and then, warms
Those twenty-year olds who sleep today
Facing the sea in Normandy.
Jean

Right side of the marker:

Vaisseau de fer
Si noble si fier
Dan la Lumière
De Saint Laurent sur Mer
Sculpture Sublime
Hommage ultime
Sur le rivage
Aux héros d'un autre âge

Vaisseau de fer
Defiant les temps
Dans nos mémoires
Aux ailes, de la Fraternité
et de l'Espoir déployées,
Portées de le Souffle de l'Histoire
Debout la Liberté!


An iron ship, so noble, so free,
without the shadow of a cloud
over Saint Laurent-on-Sea.
A sculpture sublime
on the sea-shore
to past heroes:
a homage in our time.
A ship of iron, time-defying in our thoughts
on each side, Hope and Fraternity,
and, central, Liberty dearly bought.
In the whole, a breath of history
murmurs. "Hold fast our Liberty".
Jean
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HM NumberHM1QDK
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 653934 N 5470854
Decimal Degrees49.37093333, -0.87955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 22.256', W 0° 52.773'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 22' 15.36" N, 0° 52' 46.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Avenue de la Libération, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Basse-Normandie 14710, FR
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