The Memorial honors the Allied forces who shared in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. The Memorial stands as a powerful tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants. Visitors can expect both an educational as well as emotional experience, leaving with a clear understanding of the scale and sacrifices made during the largest amphibious landing the world has ever seen. The memorial also features the Richard S. Reynolds Sr. Garden, which echoes the design of the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) shoulder patch, worn by those tasked with planning the invasion.
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