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3 Fantastic WWII Novels Set in France

A note from the editor: We wanted to get this post out today so that you have time to pick one of these great books before the holidays. Enjoy! “Without stories, there is nothing,” wrote acclaimed Jewish author Chaim Potok ...
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A man and a woman sitting on a dock over some water. They're facing each other and talking.

For Healthy Relationships

This is part 1 of 3 in a series titled Avoid the 5 Rs by guest author Peggy Sue Wells. When you're done, be sure to check out Part 2: Fact Versus Fiction (out now) and part 3 when it is published! ...
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The Philadelphia Inquirer's headline WW2 D-Day Invasion from June 6 1944

A Civics Test to Graduate High School? Absolutely

This content was originally posted in The Times Record as "A Civics Test to Graduate High School? Absolutely" and has been reposted with the author's permission. It was an inspiring lecture. One of my finest. And then, I brought up ...
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The Girl Who Wore Freedom crew in Normandy, France working with a group of re-enactors for the film. Photos courtesy of Savannah Woods

Ole Miss Student Helps Film WWII Documentary During Internship in France

This content was originally posted on as "Ole Miss Student Helps Film WWII Documentary During Internship in France" and has been reposted with the author's permission. Many Ole Miss upperclassman apply for internships every summer to grow and gain new job experiences ...
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An older veteran saluting a young boy who is saluting him back

Generation to Generation

I’ve been in the classroom teaching US History for nearly 30 years. While we have lessons to teach, there is a constant lesson I believe is necessary, essential rather, for students and teachers to learn and remember. That lesson is ...
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The Girl Who Wore Freedom crew at the airport with all of the gear

We Have a lot to be Thankful for in 2018

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States today, we would be remiss here at Normandy Stories if we did not reflect on everything that we have to be thankful for this year. We continue to be extremely thankful for ...
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Historical Dementia and Barbarism

Historical Dementia and Barbarism

I hope you never have to experience the blank expression of a loved one who no longer knows you, has no memory of who you are. My father-in-law died a few months ago from Alzheimer’s, a disease that tragically robs ...
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An Armistice scene outside the White House in Washington, D.C. GETTY IMAGES

Remembrance Day

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I. The armistice, or ending of hostilities, took effect at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. On this day 100 years ...
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Reenactors marching along the same path as GIs 75 years ago

GRUELING GLORY – The March on Carentan

It’s the sound of their boots I heard first, as I stood among pastures on the outskirts of Carentan. Not the ordered, rhythmic thumps of troops marching in formation, but the shuffle of soles over dirt and stone, and unintelligible ...
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A young girl waves a US flag in a Veterans day parade in NYC

Veteran’s Day

This Veterans Day, many of us will don a flag-bearing t-shirt or a stars-and-bars scarf, grab a handheld American flag, and head to town squares, VFW halls, or school auditoriums to participate in ceremonies honoring veterans. (Not sure where to ...
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