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June 6th is a very particular day for my native Normandy. Many tributes will be paid in the cities the most affected by the assault. I join modestly the testimonies by posting a photo of the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer.
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9386 soldiers rest in this cemetery, in a magnificent space overhanging Omaha Beach.
The perfect alignment of the graves on an emerald green lawn inspires an unforgettable feeling of peace and serenity.
The space was conceived so that of any point of view, we can see a row of crosses.
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For the Memorial day, a French flag and an American flag are planted under every cross, and an official ceremony greets the memory of these soldiers.
The association The Flowers of Memory also invites their members to decorate with flowers the graves of the American soldiers fallen in France.
In a gesture of respect, of remembrance and of friendship, the families and members of the association "Les Fleurs de la Mémoire" commit in writing : to lay a bouquet of flowers on the grave of a soldier, one time per year, if possible on the American Memorial Day, to remember the sacrifices of these brave men.
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In memory of William E. Dixon, Private First Class, died in Normandy on July 31st, 1944.
The grave of the soldier determined by the association to my Dad.

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