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Trip Report Remembering D-Day

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I put this in the Lounge this morning on a D-Day thread.

Tracy and I have had the opportunity to visit Normandy twice. Our first visit in 1998 culminated with the sound of Taps being played late in the afternoon at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer. It was an incredibly moving experience.

In 2012, we returned again, this time with Kim and Mary, and took a 1/2 day Operation Overlord tour. We visited many of the D-Day sites including Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and, once again, we toured the cemetery. It was a fascinating morning, including hearing the story again about Mary’s dad’s heroism during the initial landing (pretty incredible).

The lovely nearby town of Bayeux, where we stayed is also very worthwhile and makes the perfect base. Bayeux has a beautiful cathedral and one of our all-time favorite sights to visit, the Bayeux Tapestry.

If you ever get the opportunity, I hope you get to Normandy to pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much.

http://travelswithmaitaitom.com/chapter-fourteen-remembering-d-day/

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