D-Day monument just above the beach
Reenactors...including the lady photographer
Diagram etched into the monument side
At the monument base, personal tributes on driftwood
France commissioned the metal scuplture "Les Braves" in 2004 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the invasion. It was planned to be temporary but public interest and petition have made it permanent.
Looking west (note the two parasails). Pointe-du-Hoc is out of sight, about 10km to the west.
Some visitors left bouquets for waves to wash into the sea
Group shot with a copy of The Columbus Dispatch Travel section. Hope The Dispatch will run it!
Crop of the previous shot
Band, family and friends!
Blank sand just begged to be enhanced...
...and these were just the people for the job
First Script Ohio in France!
The C-130s overflying the Normandy American cemetery saluted all along the beach
Fruit stand across from the restaurant
Enjoying good company, sunshine and tasty fruit
Rolfe, Remo, Fred and Tom...
...and their paparazzi
Farewell Normandy, on to Paris!
On the tour-bus level of the Hotel Ibis (mobile shot)
Tour-bus lobby of the hotel, waiting for room keys (mobile shot)
Members of the Tommy's bunch had this taken to let those at home know we were thinking of them (mobile shot)
Penmanship by Mrs. Trinter! (mobile shot)