About the Inscriptions at the New Normandy Visitors Center

 

Exterior Wall - Orientation Pavilion

OUR DEBT TO THE HEROIC MEN AND VALIANT WOMEN IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY CAN NEVER BE REPAID. THEY HAVE EARNED OUR UNDYING GRATITUDE. AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICES.
President Harry S. Truman
United States of America

Exterior Wall - Orientation Pavilion

YOU CAN MANUFACTURE WEAPONS AND YOU CAN PURCHASE AMMUNITION, BUT YOU CAN'T BUY VALOR AND YOU CAN'T PULL HEROES OFF AN ASSEMBLY LINE.
Sergeant John B. Ellery
U.S. 1st Infantry Division

Exterior Wall - Orientation Pavilion

TO US IS GIVEN THE HONOUR OF STRIKING A BLOW FOR FREEDOM WHICH WILL LIVE IN HISTORY; AND IN THE BETTER DAYS THAT LIE AHEAD MEN WILL SPEAK WITH PRIDE OF OUR DOINGS.
Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery
21st Army Group Commander

Interior Wall - Entrance Lobby

THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE UPON YOU … I HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE IN YOUR COURAGE, DEVOTION TO DUTY, AND SKILL IN BATTLE.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Supreme Allied Commander

Interior Wall - Top of Stairs to Lower Level

THE BATTLE BELONGED THAT MORNING TO THE THIN, WET LINE OF KHAKI THAT DRAGGED ITSELF ASHORE ON THE CHANNEL COAST OF FRANCE.
General Omar N. Bradley
U.S. First Army Commander

Interior Wall - Lower Level Exit to Cemetery

IF EVER PROOF WERE NEEDED THAT WE FOUGHT FOR A CAUSE AND NOT FOR CONQUEST, IT COULD BE FOUND IN THESE CEMETERIES. HERE WAS OUR ONLY CONQUEST: ALL WE ASKED … WAS ENOUGH … SOIL IN WHICH TO BURY OUR GALLANT DEAD.
General Mark W. Clark
Chairman, American Battle Monuments Commission, 1969-1984

Exterior Wall - Walkway to Overlook

NOUS N'OUBLIONS PAS, NOUS N'OUBLIERONS JAMAIS, LA DETTE D'INFINIE GRATITUDE QUE NOUS AVONS CONTRACTEE ENVERS CEUX QUI ONT TOUT DONNE POUR NOTRE LIBERATION.
René Coty
Président de la République Française

TRANSLATION

WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN, WE WILL NEVER FORGET, THE
DEBT OF INFINITE GRATITUDE THAT WE HAVE CONTRACTED WITH THOSE WHO GAVE EVERYTHING FOR OUR FREEDOM.