Memorial Day 2017

As usual the Memorial Day Commerations were held on the nearest Sunday to the American Holiday. A good crowd of both locals and Americans attended the service.

The American cemetery is full of symbolism. Firstly as you enter by the original entrance you have an avenue of trees leading down to the bluffs above Omaha Beach. These are American live Oaks. The shape of these trees is prescribed by the architect, because in Egyptian mythology, when a warrior Prince is cut down in battle his pyramid has no top. These trees have no top to show that this is the resting place of warrior princes. At the head of each of the ten blocks a high ranking offices is buried. This represents a marching column passing a saluting base with the officer in charge leading his men.

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