Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 19 ~ Normandy

The marble grave markers

The American cemetery at Omaha beach

The memorial for the fallen soldiers

American soil in Normandy, France

Omaha Beach

Monument at Omaha Beach

Point Du Hoc
Craters left from allied bombs

A Nazi bunker

View at Point Du Hoc

We traveled with a guide out to Normandy, France today to get a look at where young, brave American soldiers landed on June 6, 1944. The beaches were pristine and peaceful. At Point Du Hoc everything has been left just as it was on D-day, even the barbed wire is original. We made our way down the coast to Omaha beach. It is a massive expanse of perfect sand which makes it hard to imagine the carnage that took place almost 70 years ago. We are so grateful for the service and sacrifice that so many chose to make in order to preserve freedom not only for our country, but for the world.


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