Remembering D-Day in Normandy

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American Cemetery at Omaha Beach

Sixty-nine years have passed since hundreds of thousands of fighting men of what has become known as the Greatest Generation landed in the angry unknown of Normandy, France. Their mission: free a country that had been occupied by Germany since 1939, and set the wheels in motion for the march to Berlin and eventual end of action in the European Theater.

June 6, 1944, is forever known as D-Day, when an overpowering mass of fighting men and machines were dropped from the skies in the early-morning darkness and on the beaches just after dawn. A year later, Hitler was dead, Nazi Germany had surrendered, and a once-peaceful and beautiful continent that had been laid waste by six long years of fighting in World War II was finally ready to be rebuilt.

Today, Normandy once again is a beautiful region that welcomes visitors from around the world to explore the quiet beaches and villages liberated 69 years ago.

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4 thoughts on “Remembering D-Day in Normandy

  1. I’m sure that anniversary will be insanely popular. Unfortunately, there probably won’t be many veterans left. I went in May and it wasn’t too crowded. If you’re short on time it can be experienced in a day. It’s tight, but it’s possible.

  2. Glad to see I am not the only travel blogger out there that appreciates the significance of this historic day. In college I studied World War II for a month in Normandy, France and it was my first notable overseas trip. I was hooked on travel and fell in love with Normandy. That was 20 years ago. I need to get back.
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  3. Yes, as a kid I watched World War II movies and “The Longest Day” quickly became my favorite. I majored in history as well as journalism because of my appreciation of World War II. Growing up in the South I’ve seen my share of Civil War battlefields. But there is just something different about visiting Normandy.

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