Remembering D-Day, 75 years later

D-DAY  -  JUNE 6, 1944 : "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you... I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!" --Dwight D. Eisenhower

Such were the words of General Eisenhower as the troops headed off for the greatest amphibian landing ever. FUSAC remembers their sacrifice today on the 75th anniversary.

Thank you veterans.

Once all the hullabaloo of the 75th anniversary dies down and the dignitaries leave visit the D-Day beaches with a base in Bayeux. It's a sort of pilgrimage and a moving experience even if you don't have a direct connection to the event. It is one of those places you have to visit at least once in your life.…

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Saint Denis: Two types of kings

Follow the red line from the sacred to the profane; from the Basilique Saint Denis, the burial place of the kings of France to the Stade de France where the kings of football play. 

The metro runs to the foot of the Basilica then there is a red line traced on the sidewalks between these two monuments so you won't get lost in the spaghetti of Saint Denis and the autoroutes. From the Stade de France there are a choice of well marked metros to get you back home or you can continue to walk along the Canal Saint Denis to Porte de la Villette.

Take an audio guide tour of the Basilica and learn about the kings of France, and funerary monuments  as well as Gothic architecture. The Basilica is a major work of Gothic art, this church was the first to place a great importance on light, a symbol of divinity. It was  designed by Abbot Suger, kings' adviser from 1135 to 1144, and co…

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