This year commemorates the 66th year since the Normandy Landings on the 6th of June 1944, D-Day. Thousands of men and women gave their lives in the liberation of Northern France. Their graves are the permanent and visible symbol of their heroic devotion and their sacrifice in the common cause of humanity.
If you have never visited the cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, my first article can be found by clicking HERE.
Also, there is a new Visitor's Center which welcomes you and tells the story of the 9,387 Americans buried in the 176 acre cemetery. The new Visitor's Center also provides an unbiased retrospective of one of the greatest military achievements of all time. The "Hall of Sacrifice" is quite memorable.
Afterward, walk through the cemetery remembering to maintain silence and respect. Walk down to Omaha Beach, see the graves, say a prayer and remember these brave men and women who helped to free the world from Nazi oppression.