Friday, May 27, 2011

So Long!!!

Tonight is our last night in France.  It has been an amazing trip.  I can't thank Professor Cobb enough for such an experience.  Today was another wonderful day and summed up our trip perfectly.  We went to the Normandy Cemetery and honored our Veterans.  Brett and I place flags on the wall of the missing.  It was very overwhelming to know how many Veterans have been lost,  but not forgotten.  Normandy was just as beautiful as I thought it would be.  The water made the cemetery so serene and it is the perfect resting spot for our fallen heros.  Today at the Boyeaux Tapestry we ran into Bob Cummings.  Well why is this important???  He's a World War II Veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day.  He was such a nice man and seemed happy to tell us his story.  He, his son, and grandson had travelled the route that Mr. Cummings took in the War.  Starting from boot camp, to training in England all the way to Normandy.  After we spoke to Mr. Cummings we went to Omaha Beach and the feeling was overwhelming.  Today was a very emotional day not just with the Cemetery, but also having to leave for home.  I will never forget this trip and the people as long as I live.  If it wasn't for Casey Cobb this trip would have never happened.  I appreciate you and thank you so much Professor!!  Well, this is it and it has been a blast.  Final words- remember your veterans and don't be afraid to walk up and thank them for their service. 


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