The first memorial pillars have now been erected, a significant milestone following the laying down of the foundations at Ver-sur-Mer. See the pictures below for the latest look of the site.

Northern Irish stonemasons McConnell & Sons have started erecting the pillars, on which the names of 22,442 soldiers are engraved.


Work on the Memorial Court wall which surrounds David Williams-Ellis’ D-Day Sculpture, currently protected by the large box, rear-left of the image.

The McConnell team gently lowering the five engraved blocks of French stone into place.


Looking east from the Memorial Court. The outside row of pillars has been started and the scaffolding will be covered to protect the team from the weather as they install the inside row of pillars.

Looking west from the Memorial Court, with the Mulberry Harbour off Arromanches just visible in the distance. The D-Day Sculpture sits just to the right of this picture.

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