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Old 06-06-2016, 07:36 AM   #1
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The memorial & grave sites are breathtaking. Absolutely perfectly groomed grounds and everyone whispers. Makes your eyes leak profusely.
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:27 AM   #6
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Neil have you been to the "D-Day Memorial at Bedford,Va".? It is the same way! Youroo!!
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Neil have you been to the "D-Day Memorial at Bedford,Va".? It is the same way! Youroo!!
No, just the one in Normandy, France. Don't see how anyone can visit one of these memorials and walk away with dry eyes. God Bless all past, present and future veterans.
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Thanks Youroo, for reminding everyone of the sacrifice that the greatest generation gave (many of which were the ultimate sacrifice) for all of us, so we have the freedom to sit here on our computers.

If you have never visited the World War II Museum in New Orleans (which originally was the D-Day Museum), I cannot recommend it enough. You may be lucky enough to possibly meet one of our veterans there, and if not, can listen to many of the taped oral histories from the participants in Operation Overlord.

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To all my fellow veterans, thank you for your service. This country remains strong and the world leader primarily due to your service.

God Bless you all.

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I finally got to visit Normandy last year.
Went to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Point du Hoc and the Airborne Museum in St. Mere Eglise.

It was a trip I had tried to do in 1987 but couldn't.
It was overwhelming and mind boggling to think what those men did to defeat Hitler.

D-Day alone should explain why they are the Greatest Generation.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:02 PM   #11
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Normandy

Just got back from Normandy Beaches and the American Cemetery. Absolutely amazing.
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I finally got to visit Normandy last year.
Went to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Point du Hoc and the Airborne Museum in St. Mere Eglise.

It was a trip I had tried to do in 1987 but couldn't.
It was overwhelming and mind boggling to think what those men did to defeat Hitler.

D-Day alone should explain why they are the Greatest Generation.
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Just got back from Normandy Beaches and the American Cemetery. Absolutely amazing.
Was there in 1987 and have to agree with both bikendan and Truckdogg4. You can walk anywhere in the cemetery and hear a pin drop. Perfectly manicured. No one talks above a whisper. God Bless all the veterans and their families.
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I am bumping this thread since today is the 2017 Anniversary of this moment.

Hats off to the greatest generation.
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If your travels take you anywhere near Bedford Va. You have to stop at the D-Day Memorial. It is amazing and very moving.
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Another bump for the greatest generation.
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I volunteer at Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum, in Washington State.
A guy I work with there, goes to Normandy every D-Day anniversary and does a parachute jump to land in famous Airborne landings. They do static line jumps, in C47s, just like they did on D-Day.
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If your travels take you anywhere near Bedford Va. You have to stop at the D-Day Memorial. It is amazing and very moving.
X2 and a little known fact is the D day memorial in Bedford has a couple of camping sites at the visitor center, (partial hook up if I remember correctly).

The Memorial is just off of Rt 460 in Bedford Virginia (about an hour east of Roanoke). Many of the "Bedford Boys" were lost on D Day.

Unrelated to D Day....Also Desmond Doss from Hacksaw Ridge is from the area near Bedford / Lynchburg. The DW is related.
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I did not know til I read his obituary that my favorite uncle, on my mom's side, jumped on D-day and the Battle of the Bulge. I knew he was a paratrooper in WW2 and had mounted under glass his 1911 and a German Luger. I do have the short scarf he had made for my mom out of his camouflage silk parachute. I do not know what jump it was from.
The independently incorporated vets honor guard that I am a member of had two D-Day veterans. One was pressed into service as a Medic's Aid with no training. Still living, in a wheelchair now, no longer able to participate. The other ended up as an ambulance driver. He passed 5 years back.
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