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    U.S. Military Cemetery, Normandy

    They did their duty: the wild kid
    from Nebraska with the Lucky on
    his raspberry lip, the sodajerk
    from Teaneck with the violet pressed
    in Katy's letter. The markers stand
    to attention, row by row, above
    the foam on the ragged beaches where
    each of them drew their final breath.

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    I have been all along that coast. Stand on the cliffs at Arromanches, and the whole Mulberry harbour is still below.

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    My son was there last month on a history trip with his school.

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    Thanks for your input, Waterways and JMLE. I have not been there myself but am moved by the accounts of what occurred and the photographs of the cemeteries.

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    Hi Chris, the teachers and students got talking to some American soldiers after a ceremony which involved a 21 gun salute (it was in the days prior to the D-Day rememberance) and they thought they were German because of the Scouse accent. Luke took a lot of photo's on his phone so I'll have a look and see if there any worth posting.

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