Monday, May 30, 2016

In Memoriam...




To really get a grasp on the enormity of the sacrifice of our soldiers in war....


...one should visit a National Cemetery.
This happens to be the American Cemetery in Normandy.
The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach, site of the D-Day Allied invasion of German occupied France.


The cemetery is stunningly beautiful.
The precision of the markers, equally stunning.


There is a sense of awe when visiting there.
Row after row after row of these beautiful crosses...
each one marking the sacrifice of an individual, a family, a community, our nation.

We walked from the cemetery down to the beach...
a pristine and beautiful coastline.
Hard to imagine the brutal battle that raged there so many years ago.

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below."
John McCrae



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10 comments:

  1. Awesome photography and wonderful post for Memorial Day ~ thanks ~ ^_^

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. That's the exact description I would give to the experience of being there William...

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  3. Still sends shivers down my spine.
    The McCrae poem intensifies it.

    Are the photographs yours?
    You have caught the essence to a T.

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  4. Well done! (Remind me to tell you my Normandy story when next we meet.)

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  5. amazingly beautiful. I almost cried looking at the pictures. We visited a national cemetery in one of the Dakotas, can't remember now whether it was North or South.

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    1. Thank you Felicia...I know the feeling...

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