Sunday, June 10, 2012

Long and Winding Road...the Beatles but Pleasant Valley Sunday...the Monkees...NOT!

Today we followed AAA's route from Gladys, VA to Williamsport, MD. It was a long and winding road at 10, 20, 30 and 45 mph for "I Can See for Miles" (The Who) and it indeed was in the valley on Sunday, but it was NOT pleasant! Now that I've griped, let me tell you about yesterday. We visited the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA.  They did a wonderful job of honoring and remembering the people who fought at Normandy. It's not Civil War related, but it's about people who gave their lives for freedom of some sort.  OK, here are some of the photos I took...
This is the Eisenhower Memorial

The Beach Tableau

The Final Tribute

Perry's father served in the 29th Infantry and went to Omaha Beach after the initial landing. When he developed Alzheimer's, he couldn't remember some of his children or his grandchildren but if we showed him a photo of the infantry, he could remember all the men who served with him. It's a strange disease. We are hoping we will lose our short term memory about the trip today! Tomorrow we are off to Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history so we are told. It won't be a long and winding's only 12 miles away. Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. Dad would have loved to have seen this place.


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