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.
At the Wall of Remembrance, the students observed silence as the new 29th Division flag was raised along with the American and French flags.
Students on the upper level of Saint-Lo, overlooking the town.
Normandy Allies returns in July 2014 and will participate in the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Saint-Lô