Standing on Omaha Beach, I tried to envision the landing on June 6, 1944 ( D-Day), and the battle of World War II that was fought on that very expanse of sand.
I remembered the movie "The Longest Day" that told the story of the battles against the German army there in Normandy on those beaches. It was a brutal landing on Omaha Beach.
The emotions I felt were overwhelmingly sad as I thought of the brave soldiers who fought for us and the thousands who died right where I was standing.
Naturally, I had tears in my eyes just like everyone else who stood there . There was total silence. It was a solemn moment.Just then, the sun came out and was shining down on us.
I felt immense gratitude toward those in the service who fought for our freedom.
I walked the beach for a while and made my way to Utah Beach to see more of these famous sands where battles were fought on D-Day during the invasion of Normandy.
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