Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Solemness

The American Cemetery in Normandy, France commemorates those who died in the D-Day assault and the subsequent battles to liberate France in World War II. This site overlooks Omaha Beach and was featured in the opening and closing scenes of Steven Spielberg’s movie, Saving Private Ryan. The grave markers all face toward the United States.

Typography in stone appears in various memorial locations. This particular sample accentuates the serifs for a classic effect. While this monument inscription poetically reads “Sons” there are also a few “Daughters” buried in the cemetery as well.

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