Memorial Day remembrance from Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, France

American Cemetery which overlooks Omaha Beach

American Cemetery which overlooks Omaha Beach

Last year we visited Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery in France coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing. We were humbled, thankful, teary eyed and deeply saddened all at the same time. I thought it only fitting to repost our visit to this historic site while we here in the USA are celebrating Memorial Day.

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

Memorial at Omaha Beach

Memorial at Omaha Beach

You can read that entire post by clicking here.

Gratitude Moment: How does one adequately give thanks to those who have sacrificed their lives to protect my freedom? After contemplating this question, I can only speak for myself, but here goes:

I will speak words of respect when referring to my country and about those who have served and are currently serving. Show by my actions that I want to keep this country free, strong, progressive, and an example of what is good and right in this world. Live the American Dream and prove that it is still alive and attainable. Get involved where change is needed.

USE MY VOTE!

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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13 Responses to Memorial Day remembrance from Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, France

  1. gbudavid says:

    Thank you for this post I am re blogging it…

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  2. gbudavid says:

    Reblogged this on Haze Gray and Underway and commented:
    This is probably the best blog post I have seen today.

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  3. dray0308 says:

    I am finding myself very emotional on this Memorial Day. I am not sure why this year is hitting me as a reality that so many have died for my freedom, but it is and makes me sad and humbled as well.

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  4. Carl Oswald says:

    We must never forget or let our children and grandchildren forget what these brave men did here to stop tyranny and oppression in a world gone mad.. Thanks for sharing these great photos.

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  5. kalison0515 says:

    I was there in 1998 and it was so incredibly moving to see the vast American cemetery with crosses and Stars of David on the headstones. From that point on, I became a WWII history buff (European battles). Simply awesome, as was Pointe du Hoc. The nearby museum is great as well.

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  6. LAS Books says:

    I’ve been here (beach and cemetery). I was here right after the movie Saving Private Ryan came out, which is Hollywood’s take on the event, but my being at the site itself added a whole new layer of shock and profound appreciation for the people who were here and what they went through on D Day. That they prevailed is nothing short of miraculous.

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