This week’s Sunday Scribblings prompt was difficult for me, as I have many places I’d like to visit. However, regarding pilgrimages, I’ll take the beaches of Normandy. I don’t claim to be a World War II scholar by any stretch of the imagination, but I am interested in the period (movies about the war, WWII-themed video games, etc.), and additionally, I have familial reasons for needing to see Normandy. My great-uncle (BJ and Marguerite’s uncle) was killed during the D-Day invasion in World War II. My own grandfather was in the war, also, but he spent some time in North Africa, and he was fortunate enough to come home alive.
All I know about this great-uncle is that he was just a kid when he got killed. Visiting Normandy won’t give me any insight into his life, but it’s something that I still feel the need to do someday.
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