Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach - Spring Break 2017

 The American Flag flies over land granted to the USA by France for 
the memorial cemetery for troops who died in Europe during WWII.

 The first cemetery was established near this site on June 8, 1944 overlooking Omaha Beach at Collerville - sur-Mer, Normandy, France.

On to Omaha Beach
   It is amazing what the surviving U.S. troops (and allies) had to endure to move 
enter France, and continue fighting until late July, 1944 
Cliffs and then bombed out craters.
Through time, grass has grown in the craters. 



kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a trip, Linda! How wonderful for you to visit these sights.
I also loved seeing the prom pics of Austin, and learning about his college plans. I know you're so proud!

Angela McRae said...

That was the most moving part of my time in France three years ago. Seeing all those crosses and Stars of David just really helped put the great casualties of the war into perspective for me.


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