Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Iron Mike memorial in Normandy

'Iron Mike' memorial to American airborne troops near Utah Beach overlooks the flooded marais in the Cotentin peninsula.

From Barack Obama's inauguration speech:

'For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn. Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.'

Photos sent by Susan Lee.

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