On May 21st, we got an early start and made the short trip from Bayeux to the coast and the D-Day beaches. Seeing the beaches, cliffs, and fortifications of the Omaha beach was a startling experience, bringing back memories of movies such as “Saving Private Ryan.” We moved along the coast to the American Cemetary. It is actually a territory of the USA with the graves of almost 10,000 soldiers. That is a solemn and awesome place. We then drove along the coast to the town of Arronches where the British built an artificial harbor to help bring in supplies after the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. Our final stop was at Juno Beach. There is so much significant history of WW2 imbedded in this area.
Some of the group went to an apple cider farm that evening. Kathy and I stayed in Bayeux for supper downtown.