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Mon May 31, 2021, 12:53 PM

French caretakers take the sand from Omaha Beach in Normandy and scrub them into the letters to give


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Danny Deraney
@DannyDeraney

May 31, 2021
On this #MemorialDay I love to share this video.

French caretakers take the sand from Omaha Beach in Normandy and scrub them into the letters to give them the brown/gold coloring.

They do this for all 9,386 soldiers who died.

France also gave us this land as American soil.

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Reply French caretakers take the sand from Omaha Beach in Normandy and scrub them into the letters to give (Original post)
soothsayer May 2021 OP
CurtEastPoint May 2021 #1
soothsayer May 2021 #2
intheozone May 2021 #3
The Jungle 1 May 2021 #4
GB_RN May 2021 #12
StClone May 2021 #5
wnylib May 2021 #6
Pinback May 2021 #15
oldsoftie May 2021 #7
magicguido May 2021 #8
GB_RN May 2021 #13
orangecrush May 2021 #9
yonder May 2021 #10
kairos12 May 2021 #11
Marthe48 May 2021 #14
Submariner May 2021 #16

Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 01:40 PM

1. The French remember what we (and our fellow allies) did for them. I took this in Normandy

a few years ago on June 6, the anniversary of D-Day.

They were made by local school children. This is in Pont l'Eveque, Normandy.



"Thank you for liberating us."



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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Mon May 31, 2021, 01:46 PM

2. That's beautiful

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:09 PM

3. Oh darn, now I have something in my eye

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Response to intheozone (Reply #3)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:20 PM

4. Yea me to

My Father was there and would love this beautiful act.
82nd. He always said he didn't want to get his feet wet.

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #4)

Mon May 31, 2021, 03:09 PM

12. My Next Doo Neighbor

Was a Lt in the 82nd Airborne on D-Day. He was in the door of his plane looking down and could see the flak bursts. Said one was coming up straight at his plane and that was the only time in his life he came close to believing in a god.

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Response to intheozone (Reply #3)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:24 PM

5. The Sands of omaha Beach no doubt

My Dad almost was at this beach. Thank goodness for me he was sent to the less hazardous attack on Utah Beach.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:34 PM

6. The French aided us in our Revolution.

They also gave us the Statue of Liberty.

The gratitude is two way.

Perhaps we should also have an international Memorial Day for people everywhere who gave their lives to the cause of liberty and democracy. I'm thinking of British bomber pilots and the civilians who endured the bombings of London, resistance people in occupied countries, the people who died in concentration camps, the people who helped Jews, Poles, and political prisoners survive or avoid the camps, the people of South Africa who opposed apartheid - every place where people have taken a stand against fascism, communist authoritarianism, colonialism.

They are all heroes of human history.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #6)

Mon May 31, 2021, 03:46 PM

15. Wonderful post and a great idea!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:37 PM

7. Had 2 uncles at D-DAY; 1 on the ground & 1 on a ship

I hope the next generations of French continue these traditions

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:47 PM

8. while the Qwack party in the U.S. still worships Nazis.

 

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Response to magicguido (Reply #8)

Mon May 31, 2021, 03:10 PM

13. So Much This

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:49 PM

9. ...

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:56 PM

10. A beautiful task for a solemn day.

Watching that got me all tight in the throat.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:57 PM

11. A group of us Vets

did this at a grave at Belleau Wood. We used sand from the Vetís hometown.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 03:37 PM

14. Honoring the ANTIFAs

who fell in WWII

Always remember, never forget

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 03:55 PM

16. They will all have died for nothing

if we do not arrest the development of the current fascist movement.

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