8:03 am May 25, 2009, by Jay
The U.S. military cemetery at St.-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
Visiting the cemeteries of Normandy, you are struck first by the scale of the sacrifice, with crosses and the occasional star of David spreading across acre after acre of open green field. Then your thoughts turn to the fact that each marker represents the sacrifice of an individual, the end of what was usually a young and largely unlived life in defense of a nation and a cause.
The sight sticks in your conscience thought for days, and in your deeper thought for much longer than that.
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