NORMANDY, FRANCE

One of the days in France, we took a 2-hour drive to Caen for the Normandy Centre Historique. We saw a variety of artifacts from the battle, alone with films, letters, clothes, and a 20-minute movie on D-Day beach. Some of these letters were dated back to 1944’s. Afterwards we took a 40-minute bus drive to Omaha Beach where we sat in the most beautiful hill to eat our lunch overlooking the beach. It was the most peaceful and serene experience I’ve probably ever had. While in Omaha Beach we got to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial where I got the honor to see the tombstones in the cemetery. (9,387 tombstones to be specific). If you get the chance to visit Omaha Beach, do not overlook the bunkers. They’re so interesting, and have so much history. In some of the bunkers you can actually go inside. It was such a beautiful experience to be able to witness this first hand. It’s crazy to see that many of those tombstones still had fresh flowers on them. We wandered through the beach, and made names out of shells in the sand.

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1 Comment

  1. August 12, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    I love it when people blog about their travels rather than just instagram pictures!

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