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  • Day44

    Normandy: "Flowers of Memory"

    June 14, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 63 °F

    We were lucky to see a Flowers of Memory ceremony in which French children were putting flowers on the specific graves of servicemen they’d “adopted”. Our national anthem was played on bells—we’d never heard it that way before and it was very moving! The atrocities the French suffered are still remembered, as well as their gratitude to the Allies for their freedom.

    The children also visited a site where the cemetery overlooks a D-Day Landing area at the base of the hill.
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