You may have seen coverage of the celebrations on the TV news or in the newspapers.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles & the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, David Cameron, President Hollande and many other Heads of State from around the world attended the commemoration services.
29th Infantry Division Historical Society website tell us the story of these brave men.
The 29th Infantry Division trained in Scotland and England for the cross channel invasion, October 1942-June 1944. Teamed with the 1st Division, a regiment of the 29th Division (116th Infantry) was in the first assault wave to hit the beaches at Normandy on D-day, 6 June 1944. Landing on Omaha Beach on the same day in the face of intense enemy fire, the Division soon secured the bluff tops and occupied Isigny, 9 June.
The Division cut across the Elle River and advanced slowly toward St. Lo, fighting bitterly in the Normandy hedge rows. After taking St. Lo, 18 July 1944, the Division joined in the battle for Vire, capturing that strongly held city, 7 August.
Some personal tributes.....................
"This memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of the U.S. 29th Infantry Division.
It was constructed by personal initiative with the help of local volunteers who wished to express their gratitude to their liberators.
To those who pass, contribute to this work by never forgetting."
Mur du souvenir
Mother nature remembers them too as these bright red poppies,
growing amongst the wheat,
in our neighbors field testifies.