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Patriotism Abroad
Alpacas at dinner time.
My father, an active duty army member, attending the 74th D-Day commemoration in northern France.
when the tide recedes, when the sun sets
Normandy: 70 Years Later
Goose wrangling at a Medieval fair
White Chalk Cliffs in Etretat, Normandy
Some Gave All
Thank you America
The Race of Normandy
Tide out at Mt. St. Michel, Normandy, France
Compassion of a 3 year old in Normandy
Poppy field in Normandy.
Calvados Color
RUIN, CAEN, FRANCE
The tension
Mont Saint-Michel
Spire of Saint-Michael
On Etretat beach
Omaha Beach, Normandy
Normandy Afternoon
The Soldiers of Normandy
The Grey Beaches of Normandy
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Compassion of a 3 year old in Normandy

As American expats living in England, we had the opportunity over Easter to visit WWII sites such as Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and others. Our next stop was the American cemetery. We tried explaining as best we could to our 5 and 3 year old about what had happened and the sacrifice that was made. When walking through the gravestones I looked over and noticed she has hugging the crosses. At first I was frantic that she was touching them but then I realized she was going down the row hugging each one (as if it was the solider) and patting the cross on the back while saying "good job, good job" I froze and just watched the grace and compassion of a three year old at work.

TAGS: France, Normandy

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Date Taken: 04.2016
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