This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences. This area is more than 2000 miles from Washington DC, but is still on US soil. The views here are beautiful; and there is significant history as well.
Where was this photo taken, and what is the story behind this unique location? Have you visited there?
This is part of a “photo flashback” series of photos I’m sharing from my travels through the years. I hope readers will enjoy the ‘tour’ as much as I have enjoyed reminiscing about the trip where I took this photo.
Update: (correctly guessed by Matthew)
This is Pointe du Hoc, in Normandy, France. In 1979, the 13-hectacre field was donated to the United States Government. It was the site of a courageous attack by US army rangers in the hours prior to the main amphibious assaults on the Normandy coast by allied troops on June 6, 1944. There are various monuments and remnants of bunkers and bomb craters on site, as well as a pretty overlook of the English Channel.