Normandy, June 6, 1944
Normandy, June 6th, 2014
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 prayers had been answered." Allied Forces of WW2 are honored in museums and monuments all over Europe. Even the locals build humble memorials for every Allied crash site they find.
A human wall of thanks lined the Normandy shore in 2014.
An unknown tourist caught a soldier lost in thought while guarding Normandy Beach.