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The Headstones at Colleville-Sur-Mer

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    The memorials in white marble from Lasa in Italy indicate the religion of each soldier: a Star of David for members of the Jewish faith and a Latin cross for Christians. On each is the soldier's name, rank and unit as well as the State he came from and the date of his death. From the Memorial no inscriptions can be seen since the graves face west. The graves bear no distinctive signs or flowers; each one forms a part of the whole, of a great army. All are in strict alignment to the axis of the Central mall, all face west, towards the United States.

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    General Theodore Roosevelt
     

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