A Journey into History: Normandy Beach, France

~Story by Joanne Miceli, Assistant Director of Communications at Blair Academy (Reposted with permission) The Allied Forces’ June 6, 1944, D-Day landing at Normandy Beach,...

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New Stele Commemorates 1st Cemetery on Omaha Beach

On a warm, sunny afternoon in July 2016 Odile and Philippe Josse, president of the Omaha Beach/Bedford VA Association, invited Normandy Allies team leaders Marsha Smith, Peter...

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An Eye-opening Perspective

After-Action Report: May/June Program by Mary Stubler Our group consisted of Team Leaders, Pete Combee and Mary Stubler, seven James Madison University students (Skye Burns,...

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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

2019: Normandy Allies offers 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.


2003 student, Novato CA

The personal aspects of the war, which I couldn’t have understood without having the chance to speak with the witnesses. Being able to experience the emotions of the French people is what made this time more than just a history lesson.


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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