On the D-Day Beaches of Normandy – THE INFORMED TRAVELER

Canadian War Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Thanks once again to Randy Sharman, host of THE INFORMED TRAVELER, for inviting me to talk about my recent visit to some of the D-Day sites of Normandy.

If you missed his “Remembering Our Veterans” show this weekend on Global radio, you can catch the podcast here.

Randy often asks his guests to name their top highlight of a destination.  In this instance, my answer was easy:  learning the stories of people like Charlie Martin, Bill Dunn, the Westlake brothers, and many more.  Stories that put a very human face on WWII.

Juno Beach, Normandy

“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.”   (Sue Monk Kidd)

For more on exploring the region, see Normandy Sightseeing Tours, Bayeux Museum, and Welcome to Bayeux.

 

 

Text and photos © 2019 Catherine Van Brunschot

 

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