Oct. 21, 2015

Normandy American Cemetery'and Memorial

Tuesday our tour started at the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, alongside the east end of Omaha beach.

This is such sacred ground it leaves one essentially speechless as you walk among the 9,000 plus graves, surrounded by the cold breeze coming off the beach where many of them gave up their lives. Donated to the United States by France in 1948 and opened in 1956, this is such a beautiful place.  Words are not really useful here, just what your heart says to you as you walk among them.