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Mom, Dad, Jeff, Jennifer & Our Tour Guide, Florence at the American...

Omaha Beach, Below the American Cemetery

Cross For the Unknown Soldier

Chapel Ceiling at the American Cemetery

Wall at the Chapel at the American Cemetery

Flags in the Chapel at the American Cemetery

Row upon Row

Memorial Day Flowers at the Reflecting Pool

View of Chapel & Reflecting Pool

Spectacular View of Omaha Beach

Imagine this filled with 1000 ships

Garden of the Missing

Low Tide at Omaha Beach, Normandy France

Jeff & Jennifer on Omaha Beach, Normandy France

Omaha Beach - Title Page

Chuck at the Bottom of a Bomb Crater

Gun Battery at Pointe Du Hoc

Re-creation at Ste Mere Eglise

Mom, Dad, Jeff & Jennifer at Ste Mere Eglise With Mountain News

Jeff here. I do not know if the American Cemetery at Normandy is in the book "1000 places You Must Go Before You Die" because if it is not, you MUST go. Awesome, inspiring, sad, devastating, moving, emotional and truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. 10,000 American soldiers lay at rest inside the boundaries that overlook Omaha Beach. A new visitor's center opened just this week. No gift shop, no trinkets. We spent almost two hours in the visitor's center alone looking at the history and events of D-Day and particularly the American involvement at Omaha and Utah beaches.

Our tour guide to the D-Day beaches was the daughter of our hotel owner. Her name was Florence. She brought her mother and her 4 year old son Antoinne along. They were delightful. At our lunch stop we had an interesting conversation on French politics. France recently elected a new president. The bartender was interjecting his thought as we spoke with Florence, it was great.

After lunch we headed west to Pont du Hoc and Utah Beach. It staggering to think of the number of Americans that landed there. Tomorrow we will go to Bayeux and St Lo for the day. See you then

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