Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Normandy Beach, France
Today we drove to Normandy France. It is located north west of Paris, beside the English Channel. On our way, there was lots of beautiful farm land. The canola fields looked so bright against the blue sky.
We stopped by a farm near Deauville, I was drawn to the cows, and I think they were drawn to me.
Our main destination was the Normandy beaches- where Juno (Canadian troops) and Omaha (American troops) landed in WWII. As I set foot onto the beach, I felt the cold and somber remainder of fear and sacrifice, it was wordless. There are physical remainders of battle on the beach. Five or so steel bases sit on the beach, once served as airplane landing docks. The only ones who carried smiles where the children who knew not of the land's history.
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. Here was burried 100 000 soldiers, some of them unidentifiable.