June 9, 2014 – Bayeux Cathedral

Here is something different from all the grand D-Day ceremonies. To me, the story of the new cathedral bells represents the essence of the message coming out of Normandy.

These two bells were cast for the 70th Anniversary. In the foreground is the Hope Bell and the second is the Peace Bell. They will be lifted into the bell tower tomorrow.


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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life

4 thoughts on “June 9, 2014 – Bayeux Cathedral

  1. Don Williams

    Thanks Jeff for all the updates. As usuall, superb photography! Thank you for the WWI/Grandfather Diary and now D-Day. Best Regards, Don
    P.S. If you see Bill Ryan along the path, please tell him to walk more!!

  2. Tom

    Beautiful! and the sound of those bells will, like the ripple of a pebble, touch everyone and everything in untold ways. Beautiful!

  3. George Miraben

    We know you are having a deep personal experience. We think of you as we watch the 70th anniversary events broadcast here at home.

    Wishing you the very best,
    Carol and George

  4. Chris Brown

    I had to tell you this brought tears to my eyes, seeing that unimaginably beautiful cathedral with the new bells. My father Leslie L. Brown, Jr. Air Force Major Retired,who passed away at 92 in 2012, would have been so proud of people like you carrying on the memories and acknowledging the sacrifices of those who served in both wars…and giving future generations something to remember and honor! (And hopefully LEARN FROM!)

    Elberta is slowly recovering every day. Take care, Jeff

    (From Chris, Elberta’s secretary)

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