“I’ve been wanting to do this for a few years, kind of a bucket list thing,” said Roberts, who lives in Tierra Verde. “The hardest thing is the finesse of flying the kite. I’ve been a water skier and a wakeboarder all my life, but the whole thing is learning how to control that kite.
We adopted her from Lucky Dog Rescue last year. She loves Arlington and the Washington Capitals. She enjoys long walks, hiking, playing fetch, playing with other dogs, snuggling and barking at the mailman. One visitor to the museum even made the alarming discovery that she had a German mine propping up the beams in her house, after seeing a similar exhibit on display.It is such tales that make this museum so fascinating, reminding us that civilians were just as affected by war as those serving.The Battle of Berjou is also notable as an example of the British struggle in the Battle of Normandy, often overshadowed by the stories of the US breakout through German lines further west.Before we leave, we stop at the field where the most intense fighting took place. Pinned on a fence is a simple wooden cross.The memorial museum uses a 3D model to retell the events that took place that summer, explaining how German attempts to flee towards Paris were thwarted by the deceptively deep river Dives.There were only two crossings a small bridge at the village of St Lambert sur Dives and a ford at nearby Moissy leaving the 6km German escape route horribly exposed.In the face of constant shelling, machine gun fire and aerial bombardment, the roads became blocked by bodies and abandoned vehicles.By the time the battle ended on August 22, 1944, some 10,000 German troops were dead, 40,000 captured, and the countryside littered with shells, military equipment and bodies. In one village alone, there were 1,500 dead horses.Locals spoke of the air being thick with flies and the groundwater was polluted for years afterwards.US General Eisenhower, upon visiting the site, described it as of the greatest slaughters of the war To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle, the Circuit Aout 44 route has been created to guide you around ten key sites and highlight the price paid by troops and civilians alike.Among the points on the route, which can also be done by foot or by bike, is Tournai sur Dives, where Abbot Launey presented the surrender of 300 Germans to a single Canadian officer.
Conviction is admirable and opinions change. Experience is key. Evan Saviolidis recently wrote this demonstrative headline, Noir and Chardonnay are the signature varietals of Prince Edward County. Oct. 11 in Holy Cross Catholic Church. The bride’s parents are Annette Farthing of 17510 Brandel Ave., and Anthony Moore of 10242 Mulberry Lane, Granger.