Lest we forget. Lead photo is called “Fortress Europa“, Normandy, France (1958). Today, a tourist attraction. Seen below is “Colleville“; Colleville-sur-Mer, France (1958), the American military cemetery. Freedom is not free.
Hallowed ground to be sure. These images of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery at Colleville are a recent addition to our collection. Pointe du Hoc is the image on the right. Although they were taken in August 1968 you can still feel the presence of the soldiers in the battle. The explosions. The screams. It is the same feeling that I experience when traveling through parts of the South. I can feel the presence of Civil War soldiers in the woods. Maybe I’m just oversensitive. Or maybe something else is going on.