Thursday, July 3, 2014
Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
As an American, visiting the site of the D Day invasion that took place on June 6, 1944, was an extremely emotional experience. It was hard to imagine that seventy years ago, these now beautiful sands, were soiled with the blood, and laden with the bodies, of so many young heroes.
If you have the opportunity to visit Omaha Beach, be sure to include a visit to the nearby Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.
Seeing the 9,387 headstones was an overwhelming experience for me.
The Visitors Center at the site, includes numerous exhibits and documentary movies on the Normandy Invasion. A word of warning: be sure to take a handkerchief with you.
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