World War I Memories Everywhere in this Part of France

World War I memorial and cemetery for allied troops in Arras.

World War I memorial and cemetery for allied troops in Arras.

You cannot travel far in this part of France without seeing World War I memorials large and small. The graveyard and memorial in Arras was especially moving. 

IMG_1285I was able to go to the Cathedral in Reims (another Notre Dame) and meditate on Uncle Frank Denham for a few minutes. He is not forgotten. 

The Tour television coverage in France includes many quiet moments with the helicopter camera hovering over World War I memorials. I hope the coverage in the US is doing the same. IMG_1288

 

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6 thoughts on “World War I Memories Everywhere in this Part of France

  1. I visited my great-uncle’s grave in Epinal, France. He was killed at the Battle of the Bulge at age 18. I grew up with the story of his death (and his brother’s, who was killed at sea and is memorialized at Pearl Harbor), but it changed my view of the world to see his grave and the area of France in which he was killed.

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