From Cello-Gram, Vol. XXIII Number 5
Written by Jayne H.
Thursday, June 30. Normandy Battle Sites
Maarten, a passionate guide from Belgium who was formerly an ancient
history teacher, shared the history of World War II of this area in a hushed, expressive voice, relating numbers and stories.
Our first stop was a museum in Arromanches. Saw a short film about building of artificial harbor there and looked at artifacts and historical models before lunch. Next to former German batteries at Longues-Su-Mer and then Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, a
reverent spot. I placed a long-stem rose on the grave. I’d chosen the last name of a young Jewish soldier with Mom’s surname; Reilly put her rose on a wounded soldier from Colorado.
A Welsh guide showed us the graves of Teddy Roosevelt’s two sons. Final stop at Omaha Beach and its memorial. Long, memorable day.
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