If you have ever been there, you never really go away. There is no way to leave it behind. The signs ask for silence at this place marked on the map as Colleville-sur-Mer. It’s on a cliff a short distance only from a place we know as Omaha Beach.
Not very big, Omaha Beach. About 5 miles worth of the Normandy coast. How many died there? Twenty-four-hundred American soldiers were killed on that small piece of land, one of five assault locations. All part of what has been called the largest military operation in history, June 6, 1944. D-Day.