Veteran's Day is a day to honor all those who have served, and each year its a day that has me thinking about places in the US and around the world where our soldiers have won and lost.
In the north of France, across the English Channel along a 54 mile stretch of coastline, sits a big piece of World War II history - the beaches of Normandy. This now peaceful part of the world is a great spot to take a trip through history and pay tribute to all soldiers lost.
June 6, 1944 - D-Day - the largest invasion by sea in history. Over 156 thousand British, Canadian and American forces stormed the five beaches across this 54 mile stretch. Heavily fortified by the
A fantastic alternative to experiencing this beautiful region is on a river cruise. With itineraries starting in Paris, one can explore this beautiful and vibrant city plus the beautiful country along the Seine River. Cruises stop in Rouen, the capital of Normandy and in Caudebec-en-caux, the starting point for day trips to the Normandy beaches and excursions to the Routes des Abbayes / Mont Saint Michel.