The Veteran’s Memorial will be located at the Grafton Visitor’s Center complex, using the limestone bluffs to replicate the cliffs of Point du Hoc in Normandie, France. Life-sized bronze statues of U.S. Army Rangers will be placed along the bluff, replicating the climb they endured to reach the top of the cliffs.
This Memorial will honor all who have served. It will support educational events designed to foster an enhanced historical, patriotic perspective and its impact on world events past, present, and future. The NMMA will ensure that the Memorial will serve as a place of solemn reflection where visitors can come to learn about, honor, and never forget the sacrifices of the military men and women who served our country.
You are there! The museum will include an interactive experience room where visitors are immersed in the sights, sounds, and motion of the desperate battle scene, undergoing ‘firsthand‘ the urgency and danger of landing with the Army Rangers on Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944.
Other interactive historical military battle scenes are planned for the future–all accompanied by appropriate educational resources.