Dear Commons Community,
In 2019, my wife and I visited France and had the privilege of visiting the American D-Day Memorial sites in Normandy – Utah Beach, Point du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Memorial Cemetery – where there are more than 9,000 American casualties buried.
Ever Forward is the bronze statue that sits at the entrance to Omaha Beach. It shows an American soldier helping a wounded comrade.
The Memorial Cemetery is a place of serenity with its thousands of crosses. At 5:00 pm every evening, taps are played to remember our honored dead (see video below).
Today, I especially remember my two uncles John and Anthony DeMichele, both of whom were in Normandy in World War II.