A cemetery inspires respect for that ‘most consequential day’ 75 years ago

By , Guest Columnist Updated: June 07, 2019 11:12 AM CT | Published: June 07, 2019 10:47 AM CT
Steve Cohen
Guest Columnist

Steve Cohen

Congressman Steve Cohen is a fourth-generation Memphian who has served on the Shelby County Commission, in the Tennessee General Assembly and, since 2006, in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 9th District.

At the Normandy American Cemetery where more than 9,000 Americans who helped free France and defeat the Nazis are buried, it is peaceful and verdant now, with straight-line tombstone crosses and Stars of David undulating over the bluffs with the beach and sea beyond.


D-Day World War II


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