Pegasus Bridge - the original one, moved and rebuilt in the backyard of the memorial near the river crossing.
Pointe du Hoc - From the German point of view initially, and the 2nd Ranger Battalion, ultimately.
Pointe du Hoc - As you can see, the place still bears the scars of battle.
Old Glory at Omaha Beach.
The National Guard monument at Omaha Beach.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer. A truly stirring place.
"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds", not for me, it won't.
Comments thread (12)
3529 - DGB
I knew you would remember. Thank you.
3530 - cannon
Thank you for posting the Normandy photos. My wife and I recall most of these scenes when we visited the area during a 1975 camping trip with our infant son, who now commands an Infantry company. It's interesting to recall how back then, French locals became more friendly (to this young American Army family) the closer we came to Normandy. A similar effect was observable during those days as we travelled closer to the (former) Inter-German Border, for which my unit at that time (the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment) had the patrolling responsibility. The Germans in that area were very grateful for the Americans' presence--keeping the "Godless Communist Hordes" in their place to the East.
Cannon (an Artilleryman--get it?)
3531 - TooTall
While I haven't had the chance to visit Normany my brother reported a similar observation as cannon. He reported that the people around Normany still remembered and appreciated the liberation by the United States soldiers. My hats off to the residents and of course to the men who took part in The Longest Day.
3532 - 2hotel9
2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania
Thanks for the pics, Froggy! Spent some time yesterday with a couple of gentlemen who waded ashore that day. Their memories have not faded, and we shall see that their bravery and resolute actions are never forgotten.
BOOYAA!!!! Rangers Lead The Way!
3533 - Proof
Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA
Thanks for the Memory, Monsieur Frogman!
3535 - Valerie, Texas
Bless you DF for remembering when so many others, even here in America, have forgotten.
To all who have served and are serving in the U.S. military, thank you.
3536 - DrJen
Thank you for remembering. We all owe them.
3537 - 2hotel9
2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania
Cannon? Howdy!! Always glad to see a fellow RedLeg in the mix. And tell your son thanks for his service. We understand that not everyone can be 13Bravo!
"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl."
3538 - mbrewer2045
mbrewer2045 Wisconsin USA
Thanks Frogman for the great images. I have always wanted to see Normandy. Someday, I will get there. The images you posted were very powerful...I can only image what I will feel when I stand on that ridge and out look....
Thanks again DF!
3546 - mycroft69
mycroft69 Bristol, Vermont - United States
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