Heading to Normandy…

I will be heading to Normandy from 3 June to 12 June.  I am staying in Caen (my colleague Professor Steve Powers reminded me I have been mispronouncing it for years).  A good place to find last minute housing, especially during the 70th Anniversary, is airbnb.com.  On 6 June, I will be attending the 29th Infantry Division ceremonies at Omaha Beach, along with other members of that famed unit.

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What If You Can’t Make It To Normandy This Summer?

What if you can’t make it to Normandy this summer? Well, there are (No?) alternative sites that you might consider visiting that are closer to home. Both provide an excellent way to commemorate D-Day that are informative and can be driven to. The National D-Day Memorial: The memorial is located outside the southwest Virginia town of Bedford for a reason. One of the regiments chosen to spearhead the attack on Omaha Beach was the 116th IR of the 29th U.S. Infantry Division, a unit created from the National Guards of…

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