Above: The code names used for D-Day beach landings
Above: Europe's gratitude cannot be overstated. Museums and monuments are everywhere.
Normandy, June 6, 1944
Above: Normandy, June 6th, 2014
Above: It is unknown who carved the symbolic plane in the sand, but the gratitude of European survivors and their descendants remains legendary. To quote their ancestors, "The sight of Allied planes on June 6th was the best day of our lives. It meant our desperate prayers had been answered." Allied Forces of WW2 are honored throughout Europe in museums, monuments and even homemade sculptures built by survivors and their descendants.
Above: A human wall of thanks lined the Normandy shore in 2014.
Above: Scultpture at Normandy Beach
Above: An unknown tourist caught this soldier lost in thought while guarding Normandy Beach.