songographyFive for Fighting’s “100 Years” is Kathy’s song at You’ll-shoot-your-eyes-out Song-ography this week. A true life’s song. Kind of ties in with my Friday post, too – memories. Life happens, no matter your age, and memories are made. Yet over time they fade, lest we are being reminded.

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the US. Commonly we look at this day as the beginning of summer, BBQ and beach season, I am no exception there, even though the weather could be a bit better for it. But, as the name says it really is the day to remember. To think of those who gave their life in active military service. I found this very good article about the meaning of Memorial Day – have a read, please.

In remembrance of those fallen in WW II in Europe I dug out photos I took almost exactly seven years ago in Normandy. David and I took a week’s vacation trip, stayed in a cute little house with a reed roof and had a great time. We did a few day trips from our ‘home base’ and among them a trip to the landing beaches in France. These are pictures from Arromanches-Les-Bains and Omaha Beach, the D-Day monument taken on a June day 63 years later, WWII memorial photos.


(with the remnants, caissons, of WW II still visible in the ocean)

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The Landing Beaches, Omaha Beach and D-Day Monument

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Final resting place of too many

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And this one here I took just a few weeks back right here in Whippany. Preparing for the Memorial Day Parade, the American flag and spring blossoms, a sign of new life, a new beginning.

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And I just couldn’t resist. While doing a little research on Memorial Day, I suddenly remembered this song from the late 80s by Bryan Adams: Remembrance Day. And with that I will leave you until next Sunday for another round of Song-ography.

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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