Comments on: D-Day Beaches http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:48:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jean http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-344744 Jean Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:27:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-344744 I visited the two cemeteries with my son(who is a Major in the U.S. Army) I was very surprised at my reaction to walking into the Omaha Beach cemetery. I started to sob & my son said his reaction is always intense. I have a friend who said the same. I think you are right in describing it as “spiritual.” I LOVED Normandy so much.

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By: charlotte http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-286027 charlotte Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:08:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-286027 Having just returned from a holiday in the south of France I’d encourage you to pay a trip a long a similar theme to Oradour sur Glane near Limoge – pictures honestly don’t do justice to the humbling sights there. They also have a very good visitors centre – we were very impressed with the amount of information provided in English.

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By: Anjanette http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284717 Anjanette Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:59:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284717 Very nice photos! Your children are adorable.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284522 Design Mom Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:40:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284522 Hah! We definitely felt American too. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284521 Design Mom Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:40:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284521 Yes, very worth a visit!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284520 Design Mom Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:38:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284520 I love that the locals have adopted the graves. Such good people!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284519 Design Mom Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:36:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284519 Such a wonderful story, Bobbi! So glad you shared.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284518 Design Mom Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:35:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284518 Thanks, Shaina! I love that picture too. I use NextGEN Gallery for my slideshows.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284517 Design Mom Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:34:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284517 Hi Geevz! We drive around in a VW Transporter. It actually seats 9 adults! We bought from the “industrial” section. : ) I’ll have to do a post about it.

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By: ellen van manen-de boer http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284515 ellen van manen-de boer Sun, 17 Jul 2011 07:55:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284515 even we non-americans were hugely impressed by the vastness of the whole cemetery and the impact this war had on so many people. we do have an american war cemetery overhere just outside Maastricht and my boys’s school schedules a road trip every year to meet with a veteran at the cemetery so that they are also aware about the impact on history.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284463 Sarah Sat, 16 Jul 2011 21:30:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284463 This looks like a great place to visit full of history. Definitely putting it on the itinerary when we make it to France.

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By: andrea.d http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284376 andrea.d Sat, 16 Jul 2011 04:36:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284376 Wow, the kids look great in their patriotic colours. You all look so….American! (Especially the ball cap!)

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By: Joanne http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284310 Joanne Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:40:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284310 Awe inspiring photos! I especially liked the last one about not being able to buy valor. It is unbelievable the unspeakable horrors those young men faced upon landing on that beach and still they pushed forward as others fell by the dozens around them and the surf ran red. You have a beautiful family as well. Thanks for sharing!

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By: My Traveling Troop http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284264 My Traveling Troop Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:06:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284264 So happy to hear that the cemetery for American soldiers is beautiful and clean, and that they get such lovely visitors! What a beautiful family! Love the red, white and blue! :)

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284079 Erin Fri, 15 Jul 2011 01:46:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284079 Bobbi, I’m so touched by the story of your father’s enlistment — and such a beautiful poem to quote in that moment! What a proud and special memory for you to treasure :) Thank you for sharing it!

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By: mrs boo radley http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284073 mrs boo radley Fri, 15 Jul 2011 01:04:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284073 LOVE June by June. Awesome.

What a meaningful trip.

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By: lilcg http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284027 lilcg Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:28:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284027 my parents and I went when I was about 11 and 20 years later it is still one of my most vivid memories. my grandfather had been a part of the invasion, so a lot of our trip was spent with my mom retelling the stories that she had heard growing up.

it is amazing to see your pictures–when we went it was absolutely deserted. the museums and the cemeteries and memorials were empty. it was early summer but it was freezing cold and gray.

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By: Stacey http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284014 Stacey Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:10:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284014 Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures. I am so very thankful for those “boys” who courageously gave their lives for the freedom of others. I cannot even imagine how they must have felt walking onto the shore that horrific day knowing that they would most likely die. What a tremendous sacrifice. Amazing. I can’t think of a better way to spend Independence Day.

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By: Joanna http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-284007 Joanna Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:50:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-284007 Awesome beach! Looked so much fun. Thanks for sharing

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By: Debi http://www.designmom.com/2011/07/d-day-beaches/comment-page-1/#comment-283998 Debi Thu, 14 Jul 2011 18:37:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=12387#comment-283998 Thank you for posting such lovely photos and sentiments about Normandy. I was privileged to visit there a number of years ago and was humbled by the experience. I also visited the museum / memorial in Caen where I met a gentlemen who was a member of the French Resistance and learned that he had been awarded the French Croix de Guerre, a very high honor. He spent 3 years in Dachau after being caught.

I am also aware of local citizens who have ‘adopted’ graves of our boys there, placing flowers on the graves on a regular basis. One gentlement goes EVERY WEEK to place flowers on a grave, and he has done so for 40 years! He said that the young do not know what this meant, but he remembers well the sight of the allies coming in to town. When asked why he continues to come to the cemetery, he says, “You must understand, They saved us !THEY SAVED US!!!”

The American Battle Monuments Commission has a great site covering all of the monuments and cemeteries around the world. http://www.abmc.gov

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