Wednesday, May 6, 2015
THE AMERICAN CEMETERY OF NORMANDY
You'll see a new monument that is very unusual in the slideshow; a huge silver woman symbolizing Peace I think. Very modern and unusual. Not my cup of tea but the boys loved it!
On our return trip towards Caen we made several serendipity stops; first one was at a German Cemetery along the highway called German Cemetery at La Cambe. It was actually an American Cemetery until 1947 when those bodies were shipped home to America and they moved the German bodies into the cemetery. They have a book listing all of the men buried and we found five Brockmanns (my maiden name), seven Benders (Phillip) and nine Jansens. We are all of German descent several generations back.
Soon we were back on the highway and the rain came in buckets for a short time. Happily it was sunshine again when we reach Caen and returned the car before walking across the street to the
By nine o'clock we were all safely back in our apartments and getting ready for our last day tomorrow. We've ordered our taxi for the trip to the airport early Friday morning and the weatherman says it looks like good weather tomorrow. Hope you've enjoyed reading about our day.
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