We will remember them…

“You can manufacture weapons
and you can purchase ammunition,
but you can’t buy valor
and you can’t pull heroes off an assembly line.”

Sergeant John B Ellery, U.S. 1st Infantry Division

Copyright: Louise Ralph

Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial, Omaha Beach

On Saturday, we took an emotional journey along the D-Day beaches in Normandy.

It’s hard to express how truly moving it is to stand on this peaceful stretch of coastline and think about that day – June 6, 1944.

The land is still scarred with zig-zagging trenches, concrete bunkers and other evidence of Hitler’s Atlantic wall.

How close we came to a very different world, and what a sacrifice these thousands of men made to preserve our freedom.

We use the term ‘hero’ so loosely today. These are the real heroes… lest we forget.

Copyright: Louise Ralph

 

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