One of the students on the trip from Minnesota, discovered while doing her soldier research that there is a statue of him in a small town very close to us. We took a short detour and went to visit it. She placed flowers at the statue and gave a very emotional brief on the young man. She brought home to us, "The true price of Freedom . . ." There wasn't a dry eye. Very emotional day.
In addition to touring the Bocage, we also visited the German cemetery, followed by the British cemetery. They were very different and created quite the discussion. The students really discussed this and had some very intelligent conversations.