June 6, 2012
The American Cemetery and Memorial
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer is the final resting place of 9,387 American troops who lost their lives during the D-Day invasion and subsequent battles, and a memorial to another 1,557 who could not be identified or located.
If you are in Normandy, or even close to Normandy, you must go.
Go because even though this location witnessed such inexplicable horror and bloodshed, it has become a place of peace and reflection. Go because it is an intensely moving experience.
Go because those who gave their lives fighting the atrocities of the Nazi regime should never be forgotten.