Normandy, American Cemetery – France

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In Colleville-sur-Mer we visited a cemetery for American victims of the WWII Normandy landing. After the war, the families of the victims had a choice: either bringing their loved ones back to the US or leaving them in France to be burried in this cemetery.

There are over 9,300 soldiers burried in this cemetery and it is huge. It was a strange experience, walking around thousands of white crosses. The cemetery contains a wall of the missing, a reflecting pool and a chapel, which I found the perfect place to retreat and commemorate.

During our visit we carried our daughter in a baby carrier. At the time, she was too little to understand what this place was about. However, having a child with us with her entire world ahead of her made our visit even more impressive.

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