The Beaches at Normandy

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 Saturday, November 9th we traveled by van to Normandy. We were up ready to go by 6:30. Most of us nodded off in the van until the first coffee stop.

We visited Pointe du Hoc, and Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches along the Normandy coastline.  We then visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.  After lunch we stopped at the Caen Memorial Museum.

Visiting Normandy was hard because of all the emotions one feels. I felt anger, pride, amazement, gratitude, and sadness. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

normandy 3 bunker

normandy 2 looking out the bunkernormandy 1the brave - sculpture memorial in sand crosses 2 IMG_20131109_210535

statue at cemetary chapel

Before the D-Day invasion began, General Eisenhower summed up the mission of the Allies by saying, “You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you…I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.”

flag at normandy