It’s Memorial Day in the United States. Ned Levi reflects on the day and his travel to two critical battlefields of World War Two; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where the USS Arizona memorial lies, which is the final resting place of much of its crew, and Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, where in its memorial cemetery, 9,387 American soldiers who fought and died there, are buried.
Today is the official Veteran’s Day holiday, a time to honor the memory of US service men and women who gave their lives for us, and honor living veterans who likewise fought to ensure our nation’s safety and freedom. Here on Veteran’s day is a list of four US historic military sites, Ned Levi recommends every American visit at some time, while traveling the country.
On this Memorial Day in the U.S., Ned Levi has created a travel guide to America’s most historic battlefields, which have in part shaped American history and culture.