Sunday, June 6, 2004

D-Day Memorial

The first time I went to Normandy I was amazed that anyone made it ashore on D-Day. Those cliffs are high, and the beaches are wide. It’s humbling.

The American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer is a must-see, too. []

Add another to your list, should you find yourself in Normandy: the Musée de la Paix in Caen. It’s a singularly powerful testimonial to the heroism, savagery, and sacrifice of World War II, as well as a lasting tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to peace. I was last there in 1991, and still remember it as if it were yesterday.

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