[Categories: TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, EUROPE, WWII]
[UPDATE 7 MAY. Refresh page if videos don’t display. ‘Shaky’ videos reloaded for better resolution.]
(See previous posts for what this tour is about.) (As always, click on photos to enlarge or play movie.)
OOOPS! Wayyyy behind in blogging today. On tour from 8am to 10pm. (We didn’t miss any meals though. I have my priorities.)
It’s a day of paying our respects to the fallen who never came home. It was another day I could write a whole book about, but sleeeep is calling. Here are a few shaky video snippets to keep you occupied until I can sort photos. (The post-processing looks terrible. I should have left them shaky. Needs work, sorry.)
Peggy’s uncle is William Mayfield, name at the top of the wall in the next video. When I visited here 3 years ago two elderly women, probably WWII ‘veterans’ also, came up to me, pointed at all the names and said in effect “all of these men should have had lives (meaning future lives), and wives, and children”. Our returning vets on the tour are the lucky ones, surviving another 68 years.
Margraten has about 8,000 American soldiers buried there. 1700 MIAs are on the wall pictured in the last video. Henri-Chapelle has about 8,000 American soldiers buried there.
I’ll be back.