Last Year I had the honor of visiting the beaches of Normandy, France and the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, a place of rest for those lost in Europe during World War Two. Although not typical of our posts, I thought Memorial Day a fitting time to share some photos of this both heartbreaking and breathtaking place.
The bronze statue entitled Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves
9,387 Americans of different faiths, including three women, rest here.
The names 1,557 lost and not recovered are listed on the memorial wall circling the central garden.
A time capsule with reports of the Normandy landings is sealed and buried by the visitor's center and is set to be opened June 6th 2044
The land is perpetually granted to the U.S. free of charge
Trees line the bluff overlooking the water.
The grounds are impeccably maintained
Approximately one million visitors a year pay tribute here
Arromanches, France, outside the D-day Museum
Bunker with wildflowers, Normandy France
Wishing all our U.S. readers
Health and Happiness this
to our readers overseas
a Happy Start to Summer
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