Photos of France (2)
|Omaha Beach, Normandy,
a site of the Allied D-Day
landing in France
on June 6, 1944
|American Cemetery, Colleville Sur-Mer, where many who died
in France D-Day and after are buried
|Some of the 9000 American graves
|A grave of a soldier who died
right ON D-Day...June 6, 1944
(Double click to enlarge photo)
|A jacket of General Dwight D. Eisenhower,
Supreme commander of the Allied Forces
at this time
|Note the 'parachutist' hanging with
his parachute from the church steeple.
This is a model, but the situation
actually happened. The parachutist
pretended to be dead, was eventually rescued.
The Germans also have a cemetery in Normandy.
21,000 German soldiers are buried in this cemetery,
MANY more than in the American cemetry.
|Young people from German peace organization
working to clean gravestones in
the German cemetry
|A monument in the German cemetery
This week I am sharing another set of photos of France. These were some that I took during my time in Normandy visiting some of the D-Day sites. Really seeing the area that the D-Day invasion took place was very moving. So much loss of life though (on both sides), but one doesn't want to think of what might have happened if it had not taken place.
In case you didn't read Rosemary's feature this week, please scroll back and read it. She shares one of her OWN poems for her "I Wish I'd Written This" series, and if you read her post you will understand why. Rosemary also mentioned that she will be posting her features only the first and third Fridays of each month (and on the fifth Friday if there is one). They will vary. Sometimes "The Living Dead." Sometimes "I Wish I'd Written This." Sometimes "Moonlight Musings."
So many of you enjoyed Susan's "Cats" prompt for Midweek Motif this past week. This next Wednesday Sumana will be prompting us to write about "Blessings."
Monday, don't miss Sherry's chat with Sumana. I don't think you will be able to read it without being deeply moved.
With no delay now, let's share poetry. Link your one poem below, leave a comment, and visit others who have linked. Have a great poetic week!