Most of us have lost our living links to D Day 70 years ago– our (grand) dads, uncles, cousins and family friends. Today I am time traveling to Normandy, still moved by the memory of my experience there 25 years ago. For several days, we walked on Omaha,
Juno, and Sword Beaches , visited unforgettable places like Ste. Mère Eglise, Arromanches, and the impossible-to-scale terrible cliffs of Pointe du Hoc. Touched half-destroyed German bunkers and metal rebar that the French wisely never removed. You know you are in a war zone. Walked the rows of simple white crosses in the American Cemetery in Colville-Sur-Mer. It’s raw and still really close. You will shed tears, the ground is saturated with memories of death, loss, and countless acts of bravery.
You can be there today in your hearts and minds.
Memories from D Day New York Times: Four veterans from among the 150,000 troops who landed beginning June 6 1944, recall their D Day experiences. Clinton Riddle, George Batts, Joachim Dahms and Ernest Côté
For all who made the sacrifice on D Day and many others, we remember.