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Old 06-06-2017, 01:27 PM
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time flies, Hard to believe or imagine the carnage of Normandy beach 73 years ago.
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Some day I want to go see those beaches.
Thanks to the many brave men who died there, you can go w/o fear of getting shot.
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Some day I want to go see those beaches.
They are broad. And scary to imagine men going across them under fire. The cemetery above is incredibly moving.
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It was an incredible experience to visit Utah beach and the American cemetery in Normandy. From my perspective as a kid growing up in suburbia with color tv in the seventies without a care in the world the war seemed like something from antiquity. But the day I saw those beaches and walked the streets in Rouen and saw the pock marks of the shelling near the cathedral I realized what a contemporary war it really was. Not old news reels. Not grandparent stories. It suddenly became very contemporary. Walking down that street. The blue sky. That day. What would you do if you were there that day in June? If not for that invasion that very day theres a good chance they'd be speaking german today in Paris. Thank you to the vets that changed the course of the war.


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They are broad. And scary to imagine men going across them under fire. The cemetery above is incredibly moving.
My grandfather was there and he took me back a few times. The
Gun emplacements picked with holes from small-arms to heavy ship guns left a huge impression on me as a young boy.
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They are broad. And scary to imagine men going across them under fire. The cemetery above is incredibly moving.
I'm adding Normandy beach tours to my bucket list. I've been to France twice and missed them both times. Also want to see Mont Saint-Michel as long as I'm in that corner of the country.

Adding Dunkirk too.
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I'm adding Normandy beach tours to my bucket list. I've been to France twice and missed them both times. Also want to see Mont Saint-Michel as long as I'm in that corner of the country.

Adding Dunkirk too.
MSM is nice. We were at the American cemetary for the flag raising, of course our group had a couple of veterans, and to have them invited to the raising left tears in everyone's eyes.

I could see with my minds eyes the men racing across the beaches, the Tiffy's and the T'bolts down low looking for targets, the scared young men on the heights and the beaches hoping to live another day.

It was horrible and moving, and I was so proud of all those young men.
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