Thursday, November 11, 2010

On Veterans Day, A Look at Normandy

Reporters from Youth Journalism International are literally all over the world, offering readers a fresh perspective on their own cities, towns and villages and also on the places they visit.
Today I found something that might especially speak to veterans and soldiers on this Veterans Day in America, but also to anyone who wants to see a peaceful world.
In 2005, Irish teen Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin visited the military cemeteries at Normandy and offered quite a bit of insight about what she saw and felt there. She offers thoughts about soldiers, war and the American and German memorials in Normandy, France.

No soldier deserves to die
It was seven o'clock on an uncharacteristically grey and cool morning in Normandy and the biting wind was causing an empty flagpole to rattle eerily in the World War II German cemetery at La Cambe.
For the rest of Niamh's piece, and more photos from Niamh's journey, click on this link:


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