The American cemetery at Normandy is breathtaking.....9,000 white crosses mark the spots of each of those whose remains were found. The crosses are in PERFECT alignment.....a magnificent sight. Most of the inscriptions mark June 6, 1944 as the date of death. Throughout the complex, visitors speak quietly so as not to invade the sacredness.
I could not help but think of the families and loved ones of all of these young people, how they must still miss them so much.
When you have a spare moment or two, offer up a prayer for all those who were left behind.