While the Flag Waves

While the Flag Waves

The French people in Normandy love our flag, especially in June. It hangs from shop windows, it flutters on restored army jeeps, it’s wrapped around babies and children in strollers, it’s sewn on sleeves of army jackets, and it’s printed on scarves tied around the...
Pictures of War

Pictures of War

There is a meme with a picture of a T-Rex with his tiny little arms trying to reach the top shelf of the kitchen cabinet, the words across the top read, “The struggle is real.” It’s a tongue-in-cheek way of acknowledging life’s daily, annoying little struggles, but...
Heroes of Rescue Flotilla One

Heroes of Rescue Flotilla One

We have shared many stories of service and sacrifice from D-Day involving the Army and Navy but what about the Coast Guard. Many are unaware of the unique and important role the Coast Guard played on D-Day. Shortly after sunrise on June 6, 1944, the Allied forces...
Remembrances of a French Village’s Longest Day – Part 2

Remembrances of a French Village’s Longest Day – Part 2

This week we are excited to share part 2 from an interview by Cecile Patrix, mother of Dany Patrix-The Girl Who Wore Freedom, for the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. This piece was originally featured in the LA Times, May 27, 1984, and was originally authored...
Remembrances of a French Village’s Longest Day

Remembrances of a French Village’s Longest Day

This week we are excited to share some excerpts from an interview by Cecile Patrix, mother of Dany Patrix-The Girl Who Wore Freedom, for the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. This piece was originally featured in the LA Times, May 27, 1984, and was originally...
Remembrances of D-Day – Part 3

Remembrances of D-Day – Part 3

We conclude our remembrance of D-Day with the rest of Dutch Schultz’ story. He finishes his account by sharing the confusing and loss her observed. Carol also shares how his experiences during the war changed her father for the worse and for the better. This is the...