Category Archives: Normandy

…just another day at the beach

It has been several years since I have visited the Normandy beaches and the “cemetery”. There is a certain spiritual feeling that captures your mind and soul. It is real and it surrounds you Continue reading

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Brief conversations with heroes …

I suspect that veterans don’t buy these hats for themselves but that their kids or grand kids do. Continue reading

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12/7; 6/6; 9/11; 8/9…58,286

The other day a news reporter asked a recently graduated college student “Do you know what Benghazi is all about?” She replied “Ben Garzi, I think he was in my economics class.” Continue reading

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yesterday’s tears … the “Wall”, Normandy and Louis Zamperini

I think Americans are so far removed from our service men and women that, as a result, have no emotional connection with the sacrifices they and their families make. A soldier from Connecticut was killed in Afghanistan the other day and sadly it becomes another statistic buried on page 12 of newspapers around the country. Continue reading

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Coming home …

Not that I will ever call Milton “home” but it is where I live in the US and when it gets warmer I head to the “beach”. Don’t get me wrong, I do like my Milton home but … Continue reading

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Le jour

The Day that boys became men … that Europe and the World prayed and hoped would come … that the check for freedom was written in blood and the day that made it possible for us to eventually experience the wonderful people and places of Normandy France…the day June 6, 1944 Continue reading

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