Saturday, June 22, 2013
June 22: Utah Beach
The students and teachers arrived at Utah Beach in a misty rain, clouds, fog and a strong wind -- the same conditions as the troops did on D-Day. Several of the students decided to run from the water up the cliffs to see how the soldiers felt. It was low tide, with wind and rain. One difference is that the troops carried 100 pounds of gear, with the Germans shooting at them. One student ran up in two minutes, while another student walked it and realized he would have not have made it. Talk about putting things in perspective!