Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Things to Do

  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
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  • Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt MoH
    Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt MoH
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  • Normandy American Cemetery Chapel
    Normandy American Cemetery Chapel
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    Saving Private Ryan

    by Peter_P Written May 10, 2003

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    Two brothers who inspired 'Saving Private Ryan'
    - 2/Lt Preston Niland 22nd Infantry and Sgt Robert Niland 505th PIR.
    - Robert was killed on D Day and Preston on 7th June. A third brother was thought killed in the Pacific, so the fourth was allowed home. However, the brother in the Pacific actaully survived the war.
    - It was their story which inspired the script writers for 'Saving Private Ryan'

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    Remember

    by ExGuyParis Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Private Werlie Gleason of California was killed on July 25, 1944. This past Christmas, 59 years later, someone left him a wreath decorated with Christmas ornaments and an American flag.

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    Walking through the Omaha Beach Memorial

    by royalempress Written Aug 23, 2006
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    Take your time and show your respect for those who died here protecting Europe. The round wall next to at the memorial has the names of those who died at the landing.

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    OMAHA BEACH MUSEUM

    by Hanau93 Written May 3, 2005
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    Features weapons and equipment that was found in the ocean and on the beach .
    Provided a great glimpse into history

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    In Memory

    by ExGuyParis Updated Jan 31, 2004

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    Reflections on War

    As you enter the cemetery, approaching the beach, you will see the memorial and its reflecting pool. The memorial houses a 22-foot high bronze sculpture, maps of the invasion, and bronze urns.

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    Overlooking History

    by ExGuyParis Written Jan 31, 2004

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    As you first enter the cemetery, take this walkway to the beach. Here you will overlook Omaha Beach, where one of the bloodiest battles raged during the amphibious assault.

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    Omaha Beach

    by Peter_P Updated May 10, 2003

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    Omaha Beach

    The cemetery overlooks the Omaha Beach. Along this coast fierce batlle dominated the first days of the invasion...

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