Lessons and Legacies: D-Day 2014

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Featured, Trip Photos and Stories

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 lives for our freedom. Our group of San Diego State University students, high school teacher, and adults, led by LTC Peter Combee and SGM Charles Frick, joined the 29th Division veterans on Omaha Beach at 06:00 on June 6. The rising sun found hundreds gathered on the sands to welcome and applaud the returning veterans. The photos were taken by SDSU student John Hodges.

Lessons and Legacies:  D-Day 2014

Lessons and Legacies:  D-Day 2014

We visited the airborne monument at La Fiere for the first time.

We visited the airborne monument at La Fiere for the first time.

At the Wall of Remembrance, the students observed silence as the new 29th Division flag was raised along with the American and French flags.

The group was invited to the private reception for the opening of the new extension on the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise. They met the new mayor, Jean Quétier, who affirmed the continuation of the friendship between our organization and the town.  LTC Combee and SGM Frick were surprised and delighted to see 29er Vincent Rowell at the Airborne Museum.

The group was invited to the private reception for the opening of the new extension on the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise. They met the new mayor, Jean Quétier, who affirmed the continuation of the friendship between our organization and the town. LTC Combee and SGM Frick were surprised and delighted to see 29er Vincent Rowell at the Airborne Museum.

Students on the upper level of Saint-Lo, overlooking the town

Students on the upper level of Saint-Lo, overlooking the town.

Lessons and Legacies:  D-Day 2014
Normandy Allies returns in July 2014 and will participate in the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Saint-Lô

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