In Honor of Flag Day: Thirty seconds on a misty morning in Normandy

Cliffs of Pointe du Hoc

EVERY tour has special moments…solemn & hushed,  heartwarming & joyful….the unplanned & unexpected become cherished memories!  Experience yours. Join us on  September’s Tour.

At Pointe du Hoc, one misty morning, our group arrived  before the Visitor’s Center  was open.  

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, along the invasion coastline, is where elements of the 2nd Rangers, led by Colonel Earl Rudder, in the predawn darkness of D-Day, climbed these 100′ cliffs, as the angry, boiling waters of the English Channel raged below.  Nazi artillery battered them from the plateau above the cliffs.   As Allied bombing pushed the Nazis farther inland, the landscape of the plateau was forever changed.  The site is now a United States Memorial, maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Enjoy this thirty seconds in honor of Flag Day!   

Remnants of bomb craters at Pointe du Hoc today

 

 


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