Today many of you are celebrating ANZAC day. Julie at Being Ruby has posted on this as has Kerry at Driftwood Interiors, Jeanne at Collage of Life and Karyn at Hope Island.
I know that ANZAC remembers those who died in the first World War but here in Normandy there are many foreign graves to remind us of the losses in the Second World War. Some are in huge majestic cemeteries such as those along the landing beaches, while others pass almost unnoticed.
So it is with a small village cemetery in the heart our valley. Here lie eight young men, guests who nobody had time to get to know, but for whom space was made amongst those of the village they helped protect. The same village that has always shown them the honour and respect they deserve.
Unfortunately I can't tell you the background story to each of these young men, in the way that Millie has posted about her Uncle Johnny today. But I though it would be touching for you to see the names of these three young Australians who died in the company of five British soldiers on 12 June 1944.
Before I left I laid cherry blossom on each grave on your behalf.