On recent trip to France stopped over in Normandy en route to The Hague. We went to all the D Day landing beaches Omaha, Utah, Sword, Gold and Juno it was a very humbling experience and the various museums we visited very enlightening. The highlight however had to be the visit to the American cemetery, overlooking Omaha beach, it certainly brought home the futility of war, and the appreciation of what those men sacrificed in the name of freedom. Standing quietly reading the inscriptions on some of the 9600 head stones was an extremely sobering experience. It would probably be a better world if everyone regardless of age, colour or race was made to see this. Hats off to those who have instituted the rules surrounding what is acceptable behaviour or not within the grounds and also to those who maintain the cemetery, it is immaculate and a fantastic sign of respect. A wonderful experience thank you. Lest we forget.