Skip to comments.My D-Day Vacation
Posted on 06/06/2013 5:07:02 AM PDT by Biggirl
RUSH: I do want to tell you a couple things about my vacation. I had a couple of fascinating trips. I don't expect anybody to understand this. I really don't. I debated whether or not to even mention or make a big deal out of it. But we went places, Kathryn and I did, hoping that nobody would have ever heard of me. That, to us, was peace -- nobody caring who we were, where we were going, what we were saying, what we were doing -- and it happened. Nobody cared.
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Thanks for posting. Very emotional article. My father in law was at Utah beach...RIP.
A German family was part of our tour party - after the tour was over I asked our guide (lifetime resident of Caen and a former history professor) how she felt about Germans today, given what they did to France during the war. She said she didn't mind them - it was the British they hated!
That is a great read.
Thanks for posting this.
Reading Stephen Ambrose’s “Band of Brothers” and then going to Normandy, spending a few days there, and around this same time of year, I hear Rush, here, loud and clear.
I know he was glad to go in the anonymous state; incognito.
Touring the villages, where the Airborne took Normandy from the other side, closing in, is an important part of the trip.
We were in a Catholic church in, probably St. Mere Eglise, and I looked up to see about what symbols they had on the stained glass windows, wondering what saints they took patronage in, and the images were not saints nor the Holy Family, nor the Trinity, but they were images of paratroopers falling gracefully.
The windows had been blown out by the bombs and they were replaced, by the French locals, with images of paratroopers, Americans.
WE stayed in a wonderful farmhouse B&B, whose owner’s family had been there all these years.
The whole place is preserved. It’s a museum
The bunkers are still at the beach.
One of the best parts of the trip: our traveling companion could not locate a Burger King. Stuck with French food that Americans hate.
I don’t know, sole, with béchamel sauce and wine with lunch, French burgers with fries and salad with red wine, overlooking the English Channel, and my fond fellow Americans are turning up their noses to “green stuff”
Well, God Bless our heroic DDay troops, my uncle Mike O’Connor and God Bless the USA.
Let’s see if we can’t get someone other than that horrible BO to go over for us next year for year 70.
Look for the movie “Saving Private Ryan” to gain currency this coming weekend.
Somehow I think he'll be otherwise occupied.
Golfing, or something.
He's not interested in honoring Americans immeasurably more worthy than he is.
I wish I had visited when I was younger. But then I was “stupider” too. Can’t afford it now but I probably would be an emotional wreck if I went now. We did all the DC memorials a few years back just after the finished the WWII memorial. I was a wreck then. Especially at the wall. So many brave folks gave it all. I only gave up one tour in the Navy and just looking at those memorials enhanced my feeling of honor for having served. Thanks to all who gave all.
I've been surprised by the compactness of other battlefields I've visited but the scale of this place was awesome.
An even better perspective on the whole Invasion can be seen in “The Longest Day.” the actual assault on the beaches only comes about half way through, the rest being the build up, the bombers and gliders, etc. the beach assault was vital, but was only one facet.
Amazing how different the rural French are compared to the parisians.
Funny you should mention that... I am hosting six of my college age gymnasts tonight for a "Saving Private Ryan" screening.
We have a beautiful home theater, and I can't think of any better way to introduce these kids to the sacrifices made for them than by screening this movie.
Thx...will check it out.