Sixty-eight years ago today, on June 6, 1944, thousands of Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in hopes of gaining control of port entries into Europe. Thousands upon thousands of soldiers were brutally killed this day, and even though the mission almost seemed completely hopeless, we came out on top and won.
I have had the privilege of visiting the D-Day beaches and cemetery not once but twice in my life, and both were equally moving experiences. Additionally, I had the wonderful experience of teaching my students about Normandy during my practicum experience in Fall 2011.
In the honor of D-Day, please enjoy some of my own photos, refurbished via Instagram, of the D-Day Beaches, Cemetery, and bunkers.