Last month I visited the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. More than 50,000 American soldiers were killed in the 1944 Battle of Normandy and about 9,000 are buried on a cliff top overlooking Omaha Beach.
It’s an incredible story and the visitor’s center, dedicated in 2007, tells it with remarkable power and grace. You’ve seen the cemetery if you watched the film Saving Private Ryan. Even so, it’s well worth a visit.