Friday, April 11, 2014

Franco Fridays: Omaha Beach

It's really hard to find adequate words to describe our time at Omaha Beach.  We were taking in the beauty of the place and imagining what June in 1944 would have been like.

"No Mission Too Difficult, No Sacrifice Too Great, Duty First"

The language used on these monuments was really beautiful, and with all that was at stake, it doesn't seem an exaggeration to say that they fought for "the liberty of the world, la liberte du Monde."   It is a beautiful and noble thing to  lay your life down to free someone else.

 They "gave their lives in the defense of good over evil."

I was surprised to find German bunkers still there, to be able to see exactly where things took place.
There were some you could still walk through underground.

It was overwhelming to look at the depth of the beach and the distance from the water to the grassy hill.

The above picture was taken from the water's edge to try and get a feel for the amount of land they had to cross.  The point sticking up on the left side of the hill is the monument where the bunkers are.

I'm thankful for the opportunity we had to be there.

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