At the grave of a Canadian Army soldier, who was killed on Juno Beach during the Allied D-Day landings of Normandy, two French women place flowers. Operation Neptune famously launched the Battle of Normandy, also known as Operation Overlord. Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is filled with Canadian soldiers who were killed during combat. Though Canadian soldiers are not often given the recognition they deserve, their efforts made a huge difference in key battles. In this photo, you can see the solemnity with which the women leave flowers on the grave, as onlookers pay their respects.

Normandy

Taken at Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados, Normandy, France. 18 June 1944.

Credit: Anti Worlds