I'm not sure how much the boys really know about WWII and the events that transpired, but I'm certain they were in awe at the sheer number of white crosses at the American Cemetery just above Omaha beach.
After we had walked through the memorial, Will Eskew conducted a chapel service with the help of Dave and several other scouts. Afterwards we walked through and out of the cemetery in a straight line, in full uniform. Bystanders stopped and watched as we proceeded by, talking amongst themselves as to what the occasion might be. I can't help but contrast this with our boisterous "yea's" while on bikes the day before in the streets of Paris...very different expressions of who we are as scouts. Cheerful and reverent both come to mind.
In these and other small ways, we have made our mark on this wonderful country of France...and I know it has made it's mark on us.
Look for a scout posting first thing tomorrow morning.
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Thu, July 21, 2011
by Brent Wheelbrger