Memorial Day Special: Thank You to All Veterans
This week has been a French whirlwind: 2 days in Paris doing typical "American tourist" things (Tour Eiffel, Arc, Louvre) and 2.5 days around Bayeux/Normandie visiting WWII memorial sites including Omaha Beach.
It was cold, rainy, and very windy. Arrived about 4pm - tide was high and the sea very rough, with approx. 3ft swells. This type of weather caused Allied forces to turn back the night of June 4th...they returned on June 5th and D-Day began the morning of June 6th, 1944.
I am not a war history buff, and didn't expect the beach to make much of an impact.
I drastically underestimated the feeling of standing there near the surf, seeing the American flag whipping in the wind and looking out over the coast where thousands of American soldiers lost their lives during the landing almost 64 years ago.
To all veterans who served, and all families who lost loved ones in La Grande Guerre II - my thoughts and prayers are with you this Memorial Day.
To all currently serving around the globe, and all the support staff and families who await their return - my thoughts and prayers are with you this Memorial Day. May God be with you, now and always.