Jordan Brown is a 13-year-old World War II buff who embarked upon a campaign to ensure that the WWII vets who served on D-Day are memorialized. This blog follows his journey to Normandy, France to watch the unveiling of the Major Dick Winters monument that he helped raise money to fund.
Today I viewed various battle areas including Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Point Du Hoc, St Mere Eglise, and Breacourt Manor. I also went to the Normandy American Cemetary and the German Cemetery.
They were very emotional, especially the beaches. Did you know the American Cemetary is actually on American soil?
I watched German soldiers care for their cemetery and got treated to a flyover at the American Cemetery. I also heard them play Taps there.
I got to Omaha Beach at low tide and looked for shells but didn't find any. But I did get sand from Omaha and Utah Beaches and soil from Breacourt Manor.
Point Du Hoc was my favorite because of all the bunkers and craters. It's amazing how many craters there were and the height of the cliffs they had to climb.
That's all for now.
Published in Hang Tough 6-6-44: A community blog