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Author: Darryl Morin

Stepping Outside of Milwaukee: A Visit to the Normandy Memorial

Editor’s Note: Milwaukee native Darryl Morin recently traveled to Europe, and visited the American Cemetery at Normandy, France. This essay is his reflection on the experience overseas, and its connection to issues here in our local community. It is called “The Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves.” The 22-foot bronze statue was commissioned in 1951 and sculpted by Donald Harcourt De Lue. It stands opposite The Chapel, beyond the reflection pool and before the colonnade at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. The memorial itself is on a cliff, several hundred yards from the...

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