" Sculpting is engraving in people's hearts the spirit of infinite hope."

Les Braves

I created this sculpture to honour the courage of these men, sons, husbands and fathers who endangered and often sacrificed their life in the hope of restoring their freedom to the French people. The sculpture Les Braves is made of three elements:


The Wings of Hope

So that the spirit which carried these men on June 6th, 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to change the future.


Rise, Freedom!
So that the example of those who rose against barbarity, helps us remain standing strong against all forms of inhumanity.


The Wings of Fraternity
So that this surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves. 

On June 6th, 1944 these men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.

In tribute to those whose bravery has enabled to separate light from darkness


"On behalf of the American people, I would like to express our

gratitude for your work creating a memorial on Omaha Beach on

the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

These landings are a very important part of French and American



THE BRAVE will serve as a significant tribute to the courage of the

Allied Forces soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the liberty of

our peoples and as a reminder to coming generations that those

who died did so in defense of our shared values of tolerance and



The spirit of those who sacrificed so much will rise through the

waters and linger in our collective memories thanks to your



- Howard H. Leach

U.S Ambassador to France