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...
Remembrances of D-Day – Part 2

Remembrances of D-Day – Part 2

We continue with Carol Vento sharing her father’s, Dutch Schultz, D-Day story. Today, she shares his memories of the Normandy landing. This narrative is from a soldier’s perspective, and the descriptions reflect that reality which may not be suitable for all readers....
Remembrances of D-Day – Part 1

Remembrances of D-Day – Part 1

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Just like our friends in Normandy, we are going to take some extra time this week to listen to the story of a veteran. Today, we share part one of Arthur Schultz’s story, lovingly shared by his...
Changing a Life with Gratitude

Changing a Life with Gratitude

Many people here in the States have taken advantage of this long holiday weekend and get away with family and friends. Still more hit the pools and bar-b-que as this weekend marks the “unofficial” start of summer. Don’t forget the sales, according to...
Why Is It Called Utah Beach? (A D-Day Primer)

Why Is It Called Utah Beach? (A D-Day Primer)

Several months ago, while I was researching an article for The Girl Who Wore Freedom, my daughter entered the room. She watched over my shoulder as I viewed an online interview of a veteran. She asked, “Why do they keep calling it Utah Beach? Didn’t you tell us that...