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Normandy American Cemetery
at Colleville-sur-Mer, France
(formerly St. Laurent-sur-Mer Cemetery)
Photos courtesy Veronique, a citizen of France

Veronique has adopted the graves of 10 American soldiers buried in the cemeteries of Normandy.

She and her sons visit the graves of her "Godsons", placing fresh flowers in respect to the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their freedom.

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Veronique writes...

Arnaud, age 9
Cyril, age 16
Marc, age 11

Alonzo P. Mobley Jr.

  Alonzo P. Mobley Jr.
S Sgt, 327 Engr Cmbt Bn, 102 Div
Alabama    Dec 27, 1944
Arnaud at Alonzo's grave   Arnaud, Cyril, Marc
at Alonzo's grave

Charles E. Isoldi
Tec 4, 327 Engr Cmbt Bn, 102 Div
New York
October 9, 1944

  Arnaud, Marc, Cyril  

Arnaud at Isoldi's grave

Arnaud, Cyril, Marc
at Isoldi's grave
Charles R. Mobley
Sgt., 41 Inf, 2 Armd Div
Alabama   July 10, 1944
One of Veronique's "Godsons"
2 graves away from Charles P. Mobley Jr.
At Rest By The English Channel Vincent G. Lord
Cpl., 38 Engr Gen Svc Regt
Massachusetts   Dec 25, 1944
One of Veronique's "Godsons"

Veronique writes:

I allows me to write you, I have look at your web site. Which I find fantastic. My name is Veronique. I live in France. I am a member of the association of the flowers of the memory and I sponsor 10 graves of American soldier, that I put flower each year at the cemetery of Colleville Sur Mer in Normandy. I go on holiday of 5 in 20 August in Normandy. When I would go to put flowers on the grave of my godsons. I wanted to ask you if you would want that I take the pictures of the graves of the soldiers: Charles E Isoldi and Alonzo P Mobley Jr. I will be happy to do it for you!!! I put you one picture of my sons behind the grave of one of my godson . Cyril 16 years old, Marc 11 and Arnaud 9 years old . I learn to my children how to respect the memory of the sacrifice of all those young soldiers who died for our freedom!!!

Thank you SO MUCH Veronique, Cyril, Marc & Arnaud!


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