|Subject: Re: D Day Veterans Memorial|
Hello fellow Ziners,
I just returned from a QE II cruise on Saturday, and we spent a day in Cherbourg France. We had a rental car for the day, so drove to Caen, and to Courselles sur Mer and walked on Juno Beach where the Canadians landed on 6 June 1944. We visited the Caen Memorial and walked in the Canadian Garden, and also visited the Canadian Cemetery at Beny sur Mer; very moving to see the rows of white headstones with the poppies and other flowers in bloom between them. We read the names and dates of death (pretty well Jun 6th and the next few days). As my father arrived in this area on D Day plus 1, it was very touching. Now to see the newspapers showing vets moved to tears while walking on this same beach and in this same cemetery...
Helen from Ottawa