Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, 1st Inf. Div.
Patrick Thomines, mayor of the coastal village of Colleville-sur-Mer, and children from the village lay flowers at the base of the "Big Red One" monument during a ceremony June 5, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. The town was a strategic beachhead that bared the brunt of the initial invasion.