Wednesday, August 22, 2012

D-Day Conneaut - Part 3 - Operation Overlord

To finish off the day in Conneaut was the reenactment of the Normandy Invasion.  I had seen photos of the event from years past and even some video, so I was very excited to see it in person.  And to take pictures of it, of course.  I headed down to the beach early, but not early enough to secure a spot to be able to see the troops being off-loaded from the landing craft.  But, I was happy in the end with the results of the photos.
I have to give a lot of respect to these reenactors.  Really, any reeanactor.  These folks aren't trying to glorify war.  Rather, they are making sure that the history of what had happened and the sacrifices made by those are not forgotten.  They give our modern world a view of what life was like back in these times.
Between the B-25, T-51's, amount of participants and all the sounds of the automatic weapons fire, this truly was the finest reenactment that I have ever witnessed.  

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