Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-mer
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Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
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. Tours are available. For info:
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