After breakfast we begin our full-day tour to the Normandy beaches. We boarded the motor coach with our guide and headed for the Normandy Coast. We passed through the beautiful Normandy countryside before reaching two of the beaches, Juno and Gold, where Commonwealth troops came ashore. We stopped at the town of Courseulles-sur-Mer, where Canadian troops unloaded countless tons of supplies after D-Day. Here we visited the small Arromanches Debarkment D-Day Museum, where we discovered the genius of the portable, temporary Mulberry Harbor that moved a huge volume of troops and supplies. .
This was a sobering day. We honored the 24,000 allied forces who landed along the 50 miles of Normandy Beaches that day. There were more than 10,000 allied casualties with more than 4000 confirmed dead.