Project Vigil

Please be patient: We are trying to fix the E-Mail problem

Hi Everyone,

I would like to explain that the problem with the dead-end links you receive in your notification e-mails come from the failure of our Internet server Bluehost to communicate with our blog host Silvrback. My only other option is to deactivate the automatic notifications for future posts and I don’t really want to do . . .

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June 07, 2016

D-Day 2016

Why I do Project Vigil

On this day 72 years ago, 6,603 American soldiers were killed in action during the invasion of Normandy. These happy, healthy, courageous young men were full of life and ready to lay down their lives to liberate a country that few of them had ever even seen before. They were taken from this earth at such a young age so long ago that I fear . . .

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June 06, 2016

Our trip to Normandy is cancelled

Strike three, we're out!

Due to the French labor strikes, where angry protesters have been cutting off gas supplies to gas stations and blocking highways at toll booths all over France, Daddy and I have made the difficult decision to postpone our trip to Normandy for D-Day 2016. I'm very sorry we won't be able to meet with our old friends and make new ones, . . .

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June 03, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

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Ellen Womer, remembering her father Jack Womer of the 101st Airborne, and her father's friend George Radeka, who was killed in action in Normandy in 1944.

Today is a day of remembering and thanking our fallen heroes. Those, who from the Revolutionary war all the way to the war on terrorism, gave their lives for freedom. . . .

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May 30, 2016

Normandy 2016

We're going back!

Like every year, in the month of May, I write a blog post about returning to Normandy.

Daddy and I will be leaving on the 3rd of June and we will be there until the 7th. If you want to meet us, then just stop by the cemetery. We usually are there until closing time. To find us, here are the plot locations where we will be holding . . .

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May 11, 2016

The Sea of Stars and Crosses

A spiritual walk through the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

On June 5th, 2015, Daddy filmed a video while we walked through the Normandy American Cemetery, called "The Sea of Stars and Crosses".

Click here to view the YouTube video that Daddy and I created today.

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February 28, 2016

Video: Remembering Stanley Stockins

Project Vigil 2015

At the heart of Project Vigil

Before I started my blog, my father and I would go to Normandy in June for the anniversary of D-Day to do what we call "Project Vigil." This is what I do: For several days a year I stand vigil at the graves of Stanley Stockins, George Radeka and Philip Germer, in the Normandy American Cemetery . . .

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January 01, 2016