D-Day 70 Years Later A Travel Journal by J.D. Hodges

J.D. Hodges, an SDSU student that was on our May/June 2014 trip, recalls his experience in a travelogue originally posted on Medium. See his story here: D-Day 70 Years...

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Lessons and Legacies: D-Day 2014

800,000 people journeyed to Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Landings. Normandy Allies was among those honoring the veterans and those who sacrificed their...

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He Didn’t Like To Talk Of War: Veteran’s Recollections Shared

Note: R. Donald Simison died on September 30, 1991. Before his death, he was among the scores of Northampton veterans of World War II who were interviewed by Allison Lockwood for...

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Join us as we journey to Normandy to remember and honor all who served during the 1944 Landings and Liberation. Our annual International Experience continues to ensure that this history will never be forgotten.

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Our Next Trip

In 2014, Normandy Allies offers two opportunities to commemorate strategic events of the Normandy Landings.

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R. Faunce

student, 2011, Salisbury MD

This experience helped me prepare for the “real world.” I came into it not knowing anyone, but left with great, close friends. I learned a lot more about the war while still having fun. It was also really great to see how much the French appreciated what the Americans did for them.


2002 student, Ramsey NJ

I learned an incredible amount on this trip that I will take with me forever. But I think the most significant thing about the trip was the bond I made with the other kids. I feel like I’ve known them my whole life, and I am sure we will remain great friends for a long time.


1999 student, Blythewood SC

I am used to the same people, lower to middle class kids, and never seeing really a better side of the world. So the most significant thing to me about this trip was me learning to love another culture other than ours.

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