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The American Cemetery at Normandy

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One of the most impactful places that you can visit in Normandy is the American Cemetery where over 9000 servicemen are laid to rest. Unfortunately, the wet weather impacted our ability to see as much as we would have liked, but hopefully this video will serve to show a bit of what the experience is like.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJT1hbOhfEs&t=332s


Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

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Thank you for sharing. Man oh man I get it. I've got tears in my eyes watching this.


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James - I've had the privilege and honor of visiting the Normandy Cemetery over 20 years ago. Thank you for taking me back. A sacred place. Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Thank you for sharing. Man oh man I get it. I've got tears in my eyes watching this.

 

Definitely an emotional place. When you know some of the stories, it just compounds it.

 

James - I've had the privilege and honor of visiting the Normandy Cemetery over 20 years ago. Thank you for taking me back. A sacred place. Bob

 

I really wish that I could have went to Normandy and saw it at that time. I have a feeling that it's a bit more built up now than what it was then.


Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

Check out my history page on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/historyunderground

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I’ve stood in the middle of the cemetery and looked around me in all directions. Very emotional place with the stones having more meaning than just stone. Thanks for posting another great video.

 

 

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On 4/22/2020 at 7:04 AM, MT247 said:

I’ve stood in the middle of the cemetery and looked around me in all directions. Very emotional place with the stones having more meaning than just stone. Thanks for posting another great video.

 

 

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Thanks! I really do appreciate that. And yes, it is a very weighty place to stand.


Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

Check out my history page on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/historyunderground

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