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With the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One approaching, I went to France to explore some of those hallowed grounds, where so many fought and died.   Included are some pictures of the 1st Infantry Division from D-Day + 70 years, on Omaha Beach
Eagle sculpture at the US Memorial  Chateau Thierry, France A French Army trench, near the Bois Brulee A building known as the Hunting Lodge: Belleau Wood  World War I The trees of Verdun
World War I    100 Years later, the trees still know everything An underground French quarry became a fortress for French troops who leave their traces A German cemetery near Nampcel, France  The Route Des Dames
World War I A French encampment - World War I "They shall not pass..." A French underground carving The Trees know: They've heard it all.... The Eagle monument in Cantigny, Memorial to the 1st Inf Division The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 French Veterans: Cantigny 2018 The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 Cantigny Rededication Cantigny Rededication The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 Cantigny Rededication of 1st Inf Div Monument Cantigny Rededication The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 Cantigny Rededication Cantigny Rededication Cantigny Rededication Cantigny Rededication The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 Hands of WW2 Veteran, Cantigny Rededication The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 The Big Red One Color Guard: Cantigny 2018 The trees have heard it all St Mihiel  French soldiers await unfurling the tricolor U S Cemetery at St Mihiel U S Cemetery at St Mihiel U S Cemetery at St Mihiel A US-French friendship statue near St Mihiel A French Army trench - Bois Brulee Butte de Vauquois, where thousands of shells landed Butte de Vauquois - "the wire" Ft Douaumont, soldiers quarters A battle field near St Mihiel 1st Inf Div.  Color Guard - Cantigny Rededication of the Eagle Statue - Cantigny Quentin Roosevelt, son of Pres. Roosevelt, where his plane crashed, in French countryside The "Tower" in Montfaucon German Cemetery American Cemetery at St Mihiel A French Army WW1 trench
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