Monday, November 11, 2013

Armastice Day, French style.

I'm writing this post in Normandy, France.  I'm over here on a wine and cider buying trip.  Today we visited the Normandy landing beaches, Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, and Utah. it was a sobering experience looking at the numbers of dead, particularly the American cemetery at Omagh beach.  There was little else to do today, it being Armistice day, November 11th, the anniversary of the ending of the first world war.  Coming from Ireland it is easy to forget the significance of today to a country at the center of two world wars. France still bears the scars, as I am sure do many other theatres of war.  It makes it more imperative to strive to end all wars before they begin.

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