D-Day seventy years later

D-Day, June 6, 1944, is a very important day in American history. Here is one of the photos I made of “Omaha” Beach on a rainy day in 2002. This is where many American soldiers landed on that fateful day.

"Omaha" Beach in Normandy. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

A visit to this area and especially to the American cemetery helps us realize what a great debt we owe to those who gave their lives while fighting for freedom. A few years ago, prior to his death, I visited regularly with a veteran of World War II who was at Normandy. I enjoyed hearing him talk about the war, and asking him questions. I was always encouraged when I left his home.

The American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy. Photo by F. Jenkins.

 

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3 responses to “D-Day seventy years later

  1. Reblogged this on ἐκλεκτικός and commented:
    Like many others who have visited these sites, I found it an overwhelming experience tto try to imagine the magnitude of the sacrifice. Take a moment to reflect …..

  2. Steve, I am an American now, but my family was at the other side of the line! My family is in the Netherlands, and I know that many Americans laid down their lives for our freedom. I thank God for them!

  3. Your post is in fact very interesting. It helps me look at the Americans at a completely new light. Thanks for sharing this lovely blog post with us. Hope to read more interesting stuff from you. Loved your pictures too.

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