12 December 2009

Armistice Day and Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

France celebrated Armistice Day on Wednesday November 11 . That meant that the kids didn't have to go to school and I didn't have to work. Armistice day:

commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.

So to remember those who sacrificed for our freedoms, we decided to drive to Omaha Beach to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial there. Here are the pictures.

1 comment:

Ricky Peterson said...

Nice pics and post. NormandyAmericanCemetery and Memorial is located in France. Omaha Beach is a most important beaches during the Normandy Invasion. Accommodation and food is available in this city at reasonable rate. Best time to visit this place is August to October.cemetery is opened for public visit. For more details refer Normandy american cemetery