Towering church of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
|Area1||26.98 km2 (10.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||50509 / 50480|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
World War II
On June 6, 2012, the 68th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, a 12-foot tall bronze statue in veteran Richard Winters' likeness was unveiled near the village Winters only agreed for the statue to bear his resemblance on the condition that the monument would be dedicated to all junior officers who served and died during the Normandy landings.
|The arms of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont are blazoned :
Azure, in pale a drakkar and sword argent (the sail charged with a leopard gules), between 2 gussets Or each charged with a fleur de lys gules.
- Strassmann, Mark (June 6, 2012). "D-Day: Statue of 'Band of Brothers' hero Richard Winters unveiled". CBS News. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- Allen, Peter; Watson, Leon (June 6, 2012). "Statue of U.S. war hero who inspired hit historical drama Band of Brothers unveiled on 68th anniversary of D-Day". Mail Online. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
- "Statue honors D-Day's junior U.S. officers". San Francisco Chronicle. June 7, 2012.
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