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Normandy Beaches on D Day

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Today is the 70th anniversary of D Day. Many have stood on the beaches of Normandy looking out to where Allied soldiers stormed ashore under heavy fire. I was too young for WW II and wasn't sure about visiting the invasion places recently. But I'm glad we did along with the American Cemetery. It was indeed moving.

In the Boston Globe (June 1) was a write up of what it was like for residents of the villages. There was considerable damage and loss of life. Also I was reading about Sainte- Mere- Eglise which was the first village liberated. About 15,000 airborne troops landed in and around the village after midnight. Young 10 year old Henri Jean Renaud was in a ditch for safety. His mother Andree among those welcoming the soldiers and now 88 has for many years taken pictures of markers of the fallen in the American cemetery and mailed them to the soldier's family with a note.

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