Today is June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing, which occurred on June 6, 1944. My family was fortunate enough to visit the area of the Normandy landings last year, and I’d like to share some of the pictures with you, starting with the Normandy American Cemetery:
I’m going to put the rest of the pictures beneath the fold for bandwidth purposes. Just click on “more.”
More of the Normandy American Cemetery:
At the top of the cliff, the land was bombarded by shells so large they left giant craters that continue to pockmark the countryside:
The Longue-sur-Mer battery:
You can imagine the Germans looking to the sea and anticipating what was coming:
It is a shame that our representative at this anniversary is Obama, a small man who thinks of soldiers as “children” and “kids” and whose representatives deride honorable soldiers as potential “psychopaths.”
But this day is larger than Obama.