Today we honor those who have protected us and our way of live since the original "Tea Party"
I am reposting the visit Bob and I made to
Normandy last November
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
Without their sacrifice we might not have had the same election that we were having. I wondered if anyone in my homeland made that connection as they cast their vote (Bob and I had voted earlier).
IT'S UP TO US TO REMEMBER!!
|Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial|
On November 2, 2010 Bob and I were standing here. You may remember, that was National Election Day in the USA. That fact was not lost on the little group of Americans who visited Normandy, France with us that day.
Tears came to my eyes when I thought about the young men who gave their lives here June 6, 1945.
To a size of 172.5 acres, the Normandy American Cemetery has 9,387 burials of US service men and women. Of this number, some 307 are unknowns, three are Medal of Honour winners and four are women. In addition there are 33 pairs of brothers buried side by side. It is estimated that 5,000 died on D-Day at Omaha Beach.(This paragraph of text and additional information can be found HERE.I took all of the photographs on that visit.)
|The English Channel in the background|
|These young men were from all over the USA and Territories|
The spirit in this place was strange. There was a peace of sort but a troubled air. Don't think I am crazy but I felt a sense of unfulfilled promise. I looked across this vast field of monuments and wondered what amazing things the young souls could have accomplished? Was there a cure for cancer or miracle drug among these plots? It is a sad place but you come away with renewed resolve and dedication to our Freedom. It must be guarded and defended. These souls deserve no less.
|"The Sprit of American Youth Rising from the Waves"|