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Spirit of '45 Honors the Fallen on
75th Anniversary of D-Day
 
 
 Spirit of '45 Ambassadors Theresa Werner and James Martin march with Gold Stars of D-Day Wall of Honor banner in 75th Anniversary Parade in France.
 
 
 
 
D-Day Wall of Honor
 
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings, Spirit of '45 created another Wall of Honor comprised of photos of the nearly 2,500 Americans who died on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
 
 
 
 
D-Day Wall of Honor with United Nations building and Roosevelt Island in the background 
 
The Wall was created by Nick Molle of Digital Clubhouse Network, using photos collected by Roy Hemmat of HonorStates.org and the National D-Day Memorial of nearly half of the 2,500 Americans who died on June 6, 1944.
 
Roy and Nick created similar Wall of Honor banners for the 75th Anniversary ceremonies for Pearl Harbor attack (December 7, 1941), the formation of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen (March 22, 1941) and the
  • WASPs (Women's Airforce Service Pilots)
  • (August 5, 1943), and the activation of the All-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Unit (February 1, 1943) and the Doolittle Raid (April 18, 1942).
     
    Wall of Honor banners of the Gold Stars of the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa are being produced for the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII in 2020. A massive WWII Wall of Honor is being created to display in front of the National WWII Memorial on the weekend of August 14-16, 2020.
     
     
    The Wall was presented at a pre-Memorial Day reception on Capitol Hill, and carried as part of the annual Spirit of '45 Memorial Day March of Heroes, after which it was hand carried to France to be displayed during the 75th Anniversary commemoration ceremonies.
     
     
     French students carry D-Day Wall of Honor banner in National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. 
     
     
    Individual photos of those who died on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 carried in National Memorial Day Parade.
     
    Spirit of '45 Memorial Day March of Heroes with D-Day Wall of Honor at National WWII Memorial
     
     
     
    The original Wall will be donated to the National D-Day Memorial on Spirit of '45 Day. 
     
    Copies of the Wall are being made available to museums and other groups. 
     
     
        
     Theresa Werner with D-Day veteran.  James Martin posing with WWII vintage truck.  D-Day Battle re-enactors with Spirit of '45 D-Day Gold Star Wall of Honor