Memory frieze to support the UNESCO World Heritage List Candidacy

As part of the “été 2018, tous aux plages !” operation coordinated by the Normandy Region, on September 16, 2018, artist Dominique Colas created a frieze of more than 70m² on the sands of the Juno Beach sector. Residents and visitors were present to support the initiative to list the Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The frieze was made by Dominique Colas with the help of students from the Collège of Courseulles-sur-Mer.

During the realization of the frieze, Paul Eluard’s “Liberté I write your name” was diffused.

To honor the soldiers who fell on D-Day, the opening of the frieze was marked with moments of commemoration and sharing. The Auld Alliance Pipe Band Normandy played, while speeches by elected officials and stories by witnesses to the Second World War were read.

Find all information on the press release [In French only]


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