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Monday, March 31, 2008

Normandy American Military Cemetary and Memorial

Well everyone finally got over the stomach flu and we made our 7 hour trip out to Normandy France. What an experience for all of us, it is such an amazing and beautiful place. Our first stop was the Normandy American Military Cemetary and Memorial that overlooks Omaha Beach. Omaha beach is one of the beaches the Americans landed on during the D-day invasion on June 6, 1944. The cemetary honors 9, 387 soldiers who are buried here along with 1, 557 who are considered missing in action.

We also walked along the beach itself and from there you could see the steep bluffs the soldiers had to climb all while under heavy enemy fire from the Germans. It truely is amazing and difficult to put into words the size and scale of this area. Here are some pictures of our time here.

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