Monuments & Memorials

Overlord Reminders in Normandy

Normandy - In Memoriam

As you might expect, across Normandy there are a literally hundreds of monuments, sculptures, stones and plaques which have been dedicated to some aspect of D-Day or the Battle of Normandy. The list of these memorials grows each year as new ones are unveiled - often through the hard work and dedication of small groups with a bond to specific individuals, unit or action. Whether marble, bronze, stone or steel many of these tributes are quite striking. and all provide a link to the past and the recognition of the sacrifices made in the struggle to liberate a continent. We have chosen not to include every individual memorial here, but rather have provided a selection of more than fifty of the most noteworthy.


1st Engineer Special Brigade Monument
1st Engineer Special Brigade Monument

1st Engineer Special Brigade Monument

Utah Beach
49°24'59.0"N   1°10'32.5"W



1st Infantry Division Memorial
1st Infantry Division Memorial

1st Infantry
Division Memorial

Colleville-sur-Mer
49°21'33.1"N   0°50'53.3"W



2/115th Inf Regt 29th Inf Division Monument
2/115th Inf Regt 29th Inf Division Monument

2/115th Inf Regt 29th Inf Division Monument

Cartigny-l'Épinay
49°14'54.6"N   1°01'05.3"W



2nd French Armoured Division Memorial
2nd French Armoured Division Memorial

2nd French Armoured Division Memorial

Les Dunes de Varreville
49°26'38.4"N   1°12'32.2"W



2nd Infantry Division Memorial
2nd Infantry Division Memorial

2nd Infantry Division Memorial

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
49°21'52.5"N   0°51'49.2"W



3rd British Infantry Division Memorial
3rd British Infantry Division Memorial

3rd British Infantry Division Memorial

Caen
49°11'07.4"N   0°21'38.8"W



3rd Canadian Infantry Division Bicycle Memorial
3rd Canadian Infantry Division Bicycle Memorial

3rd Canadian Infantry Division Bicycle Memorial

Bernières-sur-Mer
49°20'05.7"N   0°25'12.8"W



4th Infantry Division Monument
4th Infantry Division Monument

4th Infantry Division Monument

Utah Beach
49°24'54.8"N   1°10'30.3"W



9th Parachute Battalion Memorial
9th Parachute Battalion Memorial

9th Parachute Battalion Memorial

Merville-Franceville
49°16'13.0"N   0°11'46.3"W



29th Infantry Division Memorial
29th Infantry Division Memorial

29th Infantry Division Memorial

Vierville-sur-Mer
49°22'42.0"N   0°54'14.6"W



30th Infantry Division Memorial
30th Infantry Division Memorial

30th Infantry Division Memorial

Mortain
48°38'37.4"N   0°55'59.1"W



43rd (Wessex) Division Memorial
43rd (Wessex) Division Memorial

43rd (Wessex) Division Memorial

Esquay-Notre-Dame
49°07'22.8"N   0°27'39.6"W



47 Royal Marine Commando Memorial
47 Royal Marine Commando Memorial

47 Royal Marine Commando Memorial

Port-en-Bessin
49°20'58.4"N   0°45'39.5"W



49th (West Riding) Division Monument
49th (West Riding) Division Monument

49th (West Riding) Division Monument

Fontenay-le-Pesnel
49°09'38.6"N   0°33'53.4"W



51st (Highland) Division Memorial
51st (Highland) Division Memorial

51st (Highland) Division Memorial

Bréville-les-Monts
49°14'04.0"N   0°13'23.2"W



90th Infantry Division Monument
90th Infantry Division Monument

90th Infantry Division Monument

Utah Beach
49°24'59.0"N   1°10'34.0"W



Airborne Memorial (325th Glider Infantry Regiment)
Airborne Memorial (325th Glider Infantry Regiment)

Airborne Memorial (325th Glider Infantry Regiment)

Cauquigny
49°24'10.1"N   1°22'13.2"W



Airborne Spirit Memorial
Airborne Spirit Memorial

Airborne Spirit
Memorial

Sainte-Mère-Église
49°24'30.1"N   1°19'02.2"W



British Normandy Memorial
British Normandy Memorial

British Normandy
Memorial

Ver-sur-Mer
49°20'19.9"N   0°32'16.2"W



Canadian Infantry Memorial
Canadian Infantry Memorial

Canadian Infantry Memorial

Graye-sur-Mer
49°20'13.0"N   0°28'06.4"W



Cole's Bayonet Charge Memorial
Cole's Bayonet Charge Memorial

Cole's Bayonet Charge Memorial

Carentan
49°18'51.9"N   1°15'35.5"W



Coup de Main Memorial
Coup de Main Memorial

Coup de Main
Memorial

Bénouville
49°14'34.7"N   0°16'16.4"W



Currahee Memorial
Currahee Memorial

"Currahee"
Memorial

Beuzeville-au-Plain
49°25'52.8"N   1°17'08.7"W



D-Day Garden
D-Day Garden

D-Day
Garden

Arromanches-les-Bains
49°20'21.5"N   0°37'00.5"W



Danish Merchant Seamen Memorial
Danish Merchant Seamen Memorial

Danish Merchant Seamen Memorial

Utah Beach
49°24'12.0"N   1°11'44.9"W



Dwight D. Eisenhower Monument
Dwight D. Eisenhower Monument

Dwight D. Eisenhower Monument

Bayeux
49°16'19.3"N   0°41'24.7"W



Wounded Soldier Memorial
Wounded Soldier Memorial

"Ever Forward"
Memorial

Vierville-sur-Mer
49°22'45.3"N   0°54'11.5"W



Federal Monument of the United States of America
Federal Monument of the United States of America

Federal Monument of the United States of America

Utah Beach
49°24'57.9"N   1°10'33.0"W



Filthy Thirteen Memorial
Filthy Thirteen Memorial

Filthy Thirteen
Memorial

Brévands
49°19'54.3"N   1°12'24.7"W



Green Howards Memorial
Green Howards Memorial

Green Howards
Memorial

Crépon
49°18'56.3"N   0°33'00.1"W



Hancock Field Memorial
Hancock Field Memorial

Hancock Field
Memorial

Carentan
49°18'39.5"N   1°15'24.4"W



Higgins Boat Monument
Higgins Boat Monument

Higgins Boat
Monument

Utah Beach
49°24'56.3"N   1°10'31.4"W



Hill 112 Memorial
Hill 112 Memorial

Hill 112
Memorial

Esquay-Notre-Dame
49°07'23.8"N   0°27'37.0"W



Iron Mike Memorial to US Paratroopers at La Fiere near Saint-Mere Eglise
Iron Mike Memorial to US Paratroopers at La Fiere near Saint-Mere Eglise

"Iron Mike" US Paratrooper Memorial

La Fière
49°24'05.1"N   1°21'46.2"W



La Flamme Kieffer Commando Monument
La Flamme Kieffer Commando Monument

"La Flamme" Kieffer Commando Monument

Ouistreham
49°17'26.0"N   0°15'44.3"W



Les Braves Memorial To Courage
Les Braves Memorial To Courage

"Les Braves" Memorial To Courage

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
49°22'15.3"N   0°52'46.3"W



Lieutenant Den Brotheridge Memorial
Lieutenant Den Brotheridge Memorial

Lieutenant Den Brotheridge Memorial

Bénouville
49°14'34.2"N   0°16'18.0"W



Lord Lovatt Monument
Lord Lovatt Monument

Lord Lovat
Monument

Ouistreham
49°17'25.7"N   0°15'44.2"W



Major John Howard Memorial
Major John Howard Memorial

Major John Howard Memorial

Bénouville
49°14'29.9"N   0°16'24.9"W



Montormel Memorial
Montormel Memorial

Montormel
Memorial

Montormel
48°50'14.4"N   0°08'31.4"E



Monty Field Marshall Montgomery Memorial
Monty Field Marshall Montgomery Memorial

"Monty" Field Marshall Montgomery Memorial

Colleville-Montgomery
49°17'26.5"N   0°16'56.5"W



National Guard Memorial
National Guard Memorial

National Guard
Memorial

Vierville-sur-Mer
49°22'45.1"N   0°54'10.5"W



Paratrooper Memorial
Paratrooper Memorial

Paratrooper
Memorial

La Fière
49°24'06.4"N   1°21'45.9"W



Patton Memorial
Patton Memorial

Patton
Memorial

Avranches
48°40'54.9"N   1°21'19.8"W



PFC Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial
PFC Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial

PFC Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial

Amfreville
49°24'07.1"N   1°22'33.3"W



Piper Bill Millin Memorial
Piper Bill Millin Memorial

Piper Bill Millin
Memorial

Colleville-Montgomery
49°17'35.5"N   0°16'58.3"W



PLUTO Memorial
PLUTO Memorial

PLUTO
Memorial

Port-en-Bessin
49°20'57.0"N   0°45'16.6"W



Pratt Memorial (Brig. General Don Pratt)
Pratt Memorial (Brig. General Don Pratt)

Pratt Memorial (Brig. General Don Pratt)

Hiesville
49°21'56.7"N   1°16'25.1"W



Ranger Monument
Ranger Monument

Ranger
Monument

Pointe-du-Hoc
49°23'50.3"N   0°59'21.8"W



Remembrance and Renewal Monument
Remembrance and Renewal Monument

"Remembrance and Renewal" Monument

Courseulles-sur-Mer
49°20'12.1"N   0°27'41.6"W



Richard D. Winters Leadership Memorial
Richard D. Winters Leadership Memorial

Richard D. Winters
Leadership Memorial

near Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
49°23'29.5"N   1°12'48.2"W



Robert Wright / Kenneth Moore Memorial
Robert Wright / Kenneth Moore Memorial

Robert Wright / Kenneth Moore Memorial

Angoville-au-Plain
49°20'55.8"N   1°15'11.8"W



Royal Artillery Monument
Royal Artillery Monument

Royal Artillery
Monument

Ver-sur-Mer
49°20'37.0"N   0°30'59.6"W



Royal Canadian Navy Memorial
Royal Canadian Navy Memorial

Royal Canadian Navy
Memorial

Courseulles-sur-Mer
49°20'13.5"N   0°27'39.8"W



Royal Engineers Memorial
Royal Engineers Memorial

Royal Engineers
Memorial

Arromanches-les-Bains
49°20'21.2"N   0°36'58.6"W



Royal Norfolk Regiment Memorial
Royal Norfolk Regiment Memorial

Royal Norfolk Regiment Memorial

Colleville-Montgomery
49°15'19.3"N   0°19'00.3"W



Royal Winnipeg Rifles Monument
Royal Winnipeg Rifles Monument

Royal Winnipeg Rifles Monument

Courseulles-sur-Mer
49°20'08.7"N   0°27'18.5"W



Thomas D. Howie Memorial
Thomas D. Howie Memorial

Thomas D. Howie Memorial

Saint-Lô
49°06'54.6"N   1°04'57.7"W



Typhoon Memorial
Typhoon Memorial

Typhoon
Memorial

Noyers-Bocage
49°07'08.4"N   0°34'15.8"W



US Navy Monument
US Navy Monument

US Navy
Monument

Utah Beach
49°24'57.7"N   1°10'30.8"W