The British Memorial

07 June 2024 |

It was an appropriate final visit for our Normandy residential to see the British Memorial and its new installation, “The People’s Tribute”.

We gathered nearby, looking out over the British landing beach, Gold Beach where 80 years ago British soldiers arrived in a fleet of landing craft to take unsteady footsteps onto the beach to make their way into the French countryside – the bocage..

We made our way to the centre of the memorial, where majestic pillars are assembled in the image of the Union flag. Gathering at its centre, we recited the poem read so beautifully by Cecil Newton yesterday in Creully:

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.