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Sep 16, 2006

The Longest Day

Today, we were able to make one of Gregs wishes come true. No, Arizona State did not win the National Championship in football. We were able to go to the D-Day beaches in Normandy France.

This had been the one thing that Greg was looking forward to the most, and it didn't disappoint. It was very powerful to see the distance at Omaha Beach that the soldiers had to run while being shot at with no cover. While looking at the ocean, one could just imagine the 6,939 Ships and landing craft ready to strike at Hitler's fortress Europe. Sorry, I forgot that this is a blog not the History Channel or a Stephen Ambrose book.

Anyway, to say the least, it was great. The American cemetery that overlooked Omaha Beach was also a site to behold. Just looking at all the white crosses and Star's of David and knowing that they represented the people(there were 4 women who died) who gave their life to provide freedom made me grateful for the country that we live.

We drove back to Paris and realized that rush hour in Paris is not a place you want to be, unless you are driving a moped or motorcycle. It took us over 2 hours to get from one end to the other. It reminded me of Driving in Phoenix or LA.


andrea said...

Wow. What an unforgettable experience. Maybe now that Greg has seen the real thing, he can stop watching the war documentaries on TV. Or will he just want to watch more now??? :)

Koni said...

That is one of my dreams, as well, to go to Normandy. Sounds like it was great. Did I say that I get to go to DC with Ron for 3 days next month without any kids? Not as exciting as Europe, but I'll take what I can get!