As I tried to Remember

Untitled, © Kate Green, 2012

The American Soldier’s Cemetery at Omaha Beach was unbelievable.

How in one eye shot one cannot see all of the graves. It really allows one to see the physical impact of how war kills. How over a few months so many Americans died in the fight against Nazism.

However, I found that with the sheer scale of head stones, we don’t consider each person had their own lives and their own story to tell. We sort of lose sight of the individuals.

Tell My Father That His Son Didn't Run, © Kate Green, 2012

When I walked around the head stones, I found this one in the corner, overlooked by the centre shelter. There were flowers, shrubs and trees shadowing this man. And I thought that if I had the choice, I’d want to rest here. After spending time here, I discovered that in fact this grave was anonymous.

Nameless. A story and a soul lost.

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