Statue of a Soldier at the WWII Memorial - Invasion of Normandy by BCallahan

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this is in southern Virginia, the World War II – Normandy Invasion Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. (VIEWS: 779)

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  • Dyle Warren
    Dyle Warrenabout 5 years ago

    Love how you’ve composed this Barbara…wonderful image!

  • thanks so much dyle…. i was very touched and honored to be here… it’s a heartbreaking place to be… there is a wall with every member of the armed forces that died there on separate plaques… some of the statues were heart wrenching… my dad was there… on board a ship that took many of those men that died, plus the injured back to safety… he never would talk about it much… i guess it was too painful… but now with him gone, i will never know his story of that day that the US invaded normandy. thanks so much for your comment!!

    – BCallahan

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    Great way to show this, so much detail and expression. Well done.

  • it is an awe inspiring place… if you ever have a chance to see it.. it’s well worth your time… i will post another picture that is really frightening… shows several of the statues in a pool… you hear gun fire… and then the water splashes all around the statues… to think these were very young men.. some as young as 17 years old… fighting… dodging gunfire… i can’t imagine what they must have gone thru that day… and even today in the wars all over the world… thanks so much for your comment.. i really appreciate it!!! ty, barb

    – BCallahan

  • BarbL
    BarbLabout 5 years ago

    The expression on the face pretty much says it all. Our men were so proud to go and fight for their country, not really knowing at all what they were getting into…only knowing that freedom was at stake. Brave and courageous…all parts of the expression on this image. Beautiful….and so very humbling….

  • so many of our service men during the earlier wars, lied about their age because they wanted to serve their country.. thanks so much for your lovely comment, and you know how much i appreciate all your kind words, and your encouragement!! thank you so much!!

    – BCallahan

  • PapasGirl
    PapasGirlabout 5 years ago

    reminds me of stories I heard of my dad..hard fought battle..thank you for this, I don’t ever want to forget those who fought for us..

  • thanks so much papasgirl… for some reason, even over the gun shots you hear, the statues of fallen soldiers, and all the tragic scenes you encounter there, there is a quiet peacefulness about it… when we were there, very few people were visiting, and it really took you back to that time…. but i’m sure some of the soldiers were terrified, in fact, probably most of them were… but they wanted to serve their country, even if it meant losing their lives… they wanted to preserve the freedoms that our country stood for. God Bless Them All …. thanks so much for your comment.. (you can tell by how much i write that i am very passionate about this!) Barb

    – BCallahan

  • David  Parkin
    David Parkinabout 5 years ago

    You don’t have to answer my question on the other image Barbara, I now know where this remarkable statue is.

    Wonder if I would ever make it there to pay my respect one day. I would like to think so.

    We ll done Barbara, a great image. It makes me think.

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 5 years ago

    the statues were so well made… every detail was there… and it made it feel so real… thank you, my dear friend… and i hope that someday you do make it to the memorial….. there’s quite a bit to see here in america!!! thanks again, david… you are a treasure!! barb

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    Love how you captured and composed this!!! The detail is fantastic!!! This is a fave foe me!!!

  • Thanks so much Deb!! If you ever get near Bedford, Virginia, you should stop by and see this wonderful tribute to our men and women of the armed forces that were at the invasion of Normandy! It’s a beautiful place, but sad too. thanks so much for making this a favorite and for your lovely response to the picture!

    – BCallahan

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanabout 4 years ago

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic comp!
    So nice to see a creative angle here!
    Also makes the details stands out even more!

  • Thanks so much Lacey, and nice to meet you! I’m so glad you like this picture. My dad served in the Navy during WWII, aboard a ship that carried many of the survivors of the Normandy Invasion back to safety. Going there and experiencing the Invasion thru statues doesn’t really show what really happened there, but it give you a glimpse into what our soldiers must have gone thru. the look on this guys face really got to me… thanks so much for your lovely response to this photo… it really means a lot to me. ~Barb

    – BCallahan

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much, Sarnia, for choosing my picture as one of the features on WOEIT!

    – BCallahan

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