Honoring the Greatest Generation at D-Day Celebrations in Normandy 6 June, 2013
“There on the beaches of Normandy I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives were laced with the markings of greatness.”
― Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation.
Detail on the exterior of the D-Day Museum in Arromanches.
Laying wreaths at the American Military Cemetery.
A young boy poses with an American WWII veteran.
Participants at a D-Day commemoration event. Arromanches’ D-Day Museum is in the background.
French military members march in the village of Arromanches.
A vintage car takes to Normandy’s backroads.
Re-enactors clad in vintage costumes enjoy brunch at an Arromanches café.
Sand yachts on a Normandy beach.
Shawn’s parents inspect a formidable bunker.
Re-enactors playing the role of military police officers get playful with Shawn’s mother and me.
The phrase ‘D-Day’ is etched into the sand, as a vintage military jeep approaches.
Fields of gold in the Normandy countryside.
Where in the World?
Have you been to Normandy, or are you planning to do so in the near future? What sites did you find to be the most moving?
Photography & text © by Tricia A. Mitchell . All Rights Reserved.