Friday, 28 June 2013

Normandy trip – day 2 – Port-en-Bessin and Memorial

After Pointe du Hoc the bus took us down to a road going along Omaha beach, but disappointingly we didn’t have a chance to go down on the beach, and everywhere there were condos... I even forgot to take any pictures from the bus.
Then for a lunch in Port-en-Bessin, and I had my first cider. Excellent stuff!!
But before the lunch, look what I found!
The port itself
An old fort overlooking the sea
Turbulent seas
Next stop the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville. A beautiful cemetery, and at the same time so very depressing.
The dark side of war…
Joseph B. Myers from District of Columbia didn't make it home. He was just one of many that didn't get a chance to live a long and fruitful life. One of more than 9000 buried here. Someone honoured him with a flower.
No, I don't know who he was, but it doesn't matter.
The Memorial
The Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves
Omaha beach seen from the cemetery
Day two to be continued.

Rest of the trip:
Part 1 – Day 1

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