On D-Day, the Normandy Landings happened during the Second World War. It is known as the biggest seaborne invasion ever. Also called as Operation Neptune, the D-Day landings in Normandy were responsible for liberating the northwestern sections of Europe that were controlled by Germany's Nazis.
During this dark day, about 1,000 German men perished while the Allies had 10,000 casualties. D-Day is a stark reminder of what happens when peace is unseen in the world we all live in.
To witness what people did today to remember the event, check out the story below.
Peace Day is a commemoration of peace within people, groups, societies, and nations.
The project is called "The Fallen 9000" because this is the supposed number of Allied forces, Germans, and civilians who died on that dreadful day.
The people who wanted to help make the project come alive came from different countries.
Thankfully, hundreds of people arrived by 3 p.m. to assist them. It was an overwhelming response that somewhat baffled them.
A demonstration was provided regarding the creation of a stencil in the sand.
They were not just for the sake of creativity. Each one represented a man who perished, who also had friends and family he left behind due to conflicts.
The volunteers realized that each stencil was a life being remembered again. These 9000 lives were all gone too early because of humanity's interest with death.
For the woman named Monika Kershaw, being at the area allowed her to remember her son and his friends who died while they were in Afghanistan.
In order to show just how remarkable the event is, a man named George arrived to tell how the project can make people aim for peace.
Conflict should be prevented as much as possible. People lose their friends, families, and loved ones because of war. Through Peace Day and The Fallen 9000 project, may people find serenity.
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