The Pilgrimage to Paris and the Cop 21 Climate Summit

Days one, two, and three; The beaches of Normandy

Ed and I walked east from Omaha Beach to the River Orne at Ouistrenham, and now have turned inland. It was a moving experience walking in the footsteps of so many who sacrificed so much. The American cemetery, the memorials, and the scars still visible even 70 years past leave you in awe of that generation. It was for this notion of sacrifice that we chose the beach at Omaha as our start point for Paris.

If a generation comes together recognizing a threat and is willing to sacrifice, great achievements are in its grasp. May the nations of this world and most certainly its people, be willing to do so for our Planet and our future.

Beaches of Normandy

Beaches of Normandy

Omaha Beach Memorial

Omaha Beach Memorial

Historic Photos of the Local on D-Day

Historic Photos of the Local on D-Day

The Narrow Lanes of Normandy

The Narrow Lanes of Normandy

The Narrow Lanes of Normandy

The Narrow Lanes of Normandy

Royal Canadian Tank at Gold Beach

Royal Canadian Tank at Gold Beach

One thought on “The Pilgrimage to Paris and the Cop 21 Climate Summit

  1. Betty Norment

    So glad to hear from you and can only imagine what you are experiencing. Truly hallowed ground and even after all these years meaningful to us for many reasons, including the fact that we know men who were there! I’m grateful to experience it through you.

    But your experience has had to be colored by last nights trouble in Paris. I was relieved to get Kate’s assurances that they were okay and so glad she and Pat were together. I’m sure things will be very controlled and monitored in the days ahead and you all will be together soon. I’ve forgotten the time frame but nothing like what you’ve done before but still, Godspeed and God bless!

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