Friday, June 6, 2014

Day 9: Colleville-sur-Mer

The American cemetery is located in Colleville-sur-Mer and is one of five cemeteries dedicated to those who lost their lives on June 6, 1944. 

"The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach... and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in World War II. Included are graves of Army Air Corps crews shot down over France as early as 1942."

There is no way for us as people to ever express externally and internally our gratitude to those lost 70 years ago and to the veterans who we were blessed to be in their presence. They fought to protect our freedoms and liberties and furthermore sacrificed more than we can ever imagine in order for the present and future generations to live together in peace. Today, many parts of the world are involved in escalating conflicts and, as President Obama said to us, we must remember the sacrifices made and never forget our fallen heroes and veterans. 

Marc Benioff

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