Everywhere we go, every person our D-Day heroes have spoken to, the words “thank you” are ever-present. If you’ve never been here, it’s hard to understand the sincere gratitude that exists in this part of the world.
It was a short winding ride through the north side of Bastogne, to reach the former home of the 101st Airborne today. The Battle of the Bulge base of operations for the screaming eagles, and housing, that now stands frozen in time.
We’re eight hours from landing in France. We’re a lifetime from the war we’re going to remember. But looking at their faces as I walk the aisle of the airplane, I know it will all soon come back.
During the ceremony on June 6 at Pointe du Hoc, Major Earl Tweed was approached by a man in a blue jacket who only spoke French, but wore an American flag tie.
At 0630, the sun was shining brightly, first time this week. Almost an omen, to say our men deserved a glorious day, to remember, reflect, and to celebrate themselves, and the lives lost.
Today we traveled from Caen, to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, home to the museum for the United States Airborne troops from WW2.
When you write, and share stories for a passion, and a living, a day like today here in Normandy, is one you dream of. But that dream-like day, comes with an emotional price, no matter if you’re an observer, or the writer.
Halfway between Paris and Caen is the small French town of Les Ventes. The town turned out today for the return of the wife of an American veteran.
CBS 11 Anchor, Doug Dunbar is headed to Normandy, France with a group of WWII vets, and blogging about it for you.
CBS 11 Anchor Doug Dunbar is traveling to Normandy, France with a group of World War II U.S. Veterans and blogging about it just for you.