Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

I've been slowly scanning in a shoebox-worth of black-and-white photos my uncle brought home from D-Day, all taken between June and November 1944. I'll probably post a few on the anniversary. Typically, on Memorial Day, I post something Civil War-related. But this year here's one of the Omaha Beach pictures:

It is one of three that shows the cemetery. Most of the pictures have very little information attached. But on the back of one of them, years ago, he wrote in ink:

"Flanders Field II"

And: "This huge cemetary is one half mile from Omaha beach. Where well over four thousand American boys lie at rest. Where five of my buddies are."