We woke up this morning and headed to the Utah Beach Landing Museum. When I was in college my roommate, Kelly, had a picture of her grandmother who looked exactly like Kelly in our dorm room. When we were at the museum today I saw an article about Kelly’s grandmother, Josephine Rice.
We toured the museum, went inside the barracks and walked along the beach. I was expecting to be really depressed but I wasn’t. It was a beautiful day, the birds were chirping and there were flowers and butterflies everywhere. The barracks that the Nazis built has been turned into a museum of how when we pull together we can beat the biggest bullies on the planet! Very inspiring considering what is currently going on in Ukraine.
We went to the church in Saint-Marie-du-Mont, the church where the paratrooper landed during WW2. They reenact this in the movies “The longest day” and “Band of brothers.” We saw the confessionals where the German soldiers hid.
We drove an hour and a half to Mont Saint-Michel and walked the mile and a half over the bridge. So beautiful. Another perfect weather day!
- Family Update