Above: The code names used for D-Day beach landings
Above: Europe's gratitude cannot be overstated. Museums and monuments are everywhere.
Above: Normandy, June 6, 1944
Above: Normandy, June 6th, 2014
Above: It is unknown who carved this in the sand, but the gratitude of Europe for Allied assistance during WW2 remains legendary. To quote them, "The sight of those planes flying over us 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 countless museums, monuments and even homemade sculptures erected by survivors, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Above: A human wall of thanks lined the Normandy shore in 2014.
Above: A common sight on Normandy Beach in 1944
Above: An unknown tourist caught this soldier lost in thought while guarding Normandy Beach.