Remembering Normandy

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  1. rwoman
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    Evening Standard: Remembering Normandy

    In honor of June 6th...
    I visited Normandy in June 2006 and was in awe of things as I stood on Omaha Beach as well as visited other key sites.
     
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    I wonder if there's any thought to have the Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'Brien return to Normandy one more time, as she did in 1994.

    I'd love to be on that cruise (I sailed on her from San Francisco to Sacramento maybe 10 years ago and it was awesome)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Jeremiah_O'Brien
     
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    It would be cool, but I'm sure as we get farther away from D-Day, less events will happen. :(
     
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    20 years ago they had actual WW2 veterans sail on the ship. Now that would be increasingly difficult.
     
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    Right...not many left!
     
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    Those of us in the free world have a debt that can never be repaid to all who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms that we so often take for granted.
     
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  7. Quite true. They left footprints in the sand that are far larger than any of us could fill...
     

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