Normandy Veterans Memorial

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Reference WMO255118

Address:

National Memorial Arboretum

The Beat Zone

Croxall Road

Alrewas

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wall
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A curved top, curved, 30ft long, granite stone wall (to represent the shape of the Normandy coastline) with "Normandy Campaign" "1944" etched on its front with a stone plinth in front showing the dates in etched lettering. The plinth has a sloping top on which there is a map of Normandy in the centre and a bronze plaque on either side showing the badge of the NVA and dedication on RH plaque and further details of the landing with names of units involved on the LH plaque. This is associated with an avenue of Poplar trees and five stones named for each of the beaches Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword involved. This replaces a previous memorial and was dedicated in 2014.
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