I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
The second half of Sunday, we had a chance to go to Omaha Beach. Our local driver, Frank, said he was not a tour guide, but he was extremely knowledgeable and excited to share our American history in Normandy. He would tell us all kinds of facts as he drove us places, and then do "drive by" visits so we could hop out and take pictures.
German bunker above Omaha Beach.
This is the only house left in the area from before German occupation and shelling. It remains because it was a German headquarters.
We learned the land the cemetery is on is American territory.