This Saturday June 6th marked the 71st Anniversary of D-Day. On this special occasion I wanted to pay tribute and share Bill and our oldest daughter, Hannah’s personal visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial located in Normandy France. To be at the site of where the turning point of history happened marked as D-Day was an amazing and a memorable experience for the two of them. The day was filled with visits to the visiting center, the museum, the chapel, Omaha beach and the cemetery. Hannah told Bill later that it was one of the highlights of her trip to Europe.
The memorial was established after the war, France granted the United States 172 acres of land to bury their own. It is situated on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach at one of the locations where the U.S. troops landed on the Normandy coastline. Bill brought home a brochure and a booklet from their visit to the museum that is available for downloading here-brochure and here-booklet. It’s a great little resource of D-Day history, point of interest, and maps of the area.
Pointe du Hoc
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71st D-Day anniversary