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At Utah Beach in Normandy, France, stands a metal tree that represents “Les Trois Arbes de la Liberte,” or the Three Freedom Trees. The tree, near the Musee du Debarquement, was dedicated June 2 at a morning gathering.

In the days after the ceremony at Utah Beach, these three trees – one in Ouistreham, one in Montormel and one at Utah Beach --  will hold the memories of 70 people who witnessed the landings at Normandy and the ensuing battles of D-Day 70 years ago this June 6.

This metal sculpture sits on the grounds of the Utah Beach museum. Its metal leaves are adorned with simple, but important messages. "The Three Trees of Freedom," formally "Les Trois Arbes de la Liberte" were dedicated June 2. USO photo by Samantha L. QuigleyThis metal sculpture sits on the grounds of the Utah Beach museum. Its metal leaves are adorned with simple, but important messages. "The Three Trees of Freedom," formally "Les Trois Arbes de la Liberte" were dedicated June 2. USO photo by Samantha L. Quigley