Santa Clara- location of the decisive battle in December 1958, now houses and safeguards the remains of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, commonly known as Che Guevara (Rosario, May 14, 1928 – La Higuera, October 9, 1967), doctor, writer, revolutionary and national hero
The most famous sector of the Allied Invasion during Normandy Landing in 1944.
Among the five sectors of the invasion, Omaha Beach was the most well-defended by German troops.
The battle on this beach is remembered as one of the most violent of World War II.
The 9387 white crosses look West, towards the Motherland the soldiers left without coming back
This is one of the beaches where the 6th of June 1944 Allied landed during D-Day operations.
The visit to this place, kept for posterity, gets even more touching and more respectful during a silent, cloudy, rainy day.
The beach in front of this small village was called “Gold Beach” sector during Normandy Landing in World War II. Note the “Mulberry harbours” built by British troops in the sea in 1944 with the purpose of temporary docks, still present nowadays.
In the early morning of 6 June 1944 US paratroopers Divisions (Airborne) occupied this town.
Parachute Memorial remembers soldier John Steele: his parachute was caught during D-Day, leaving him hanging. The wounded paratrooper hung there for a couple of hours, pretending to be dead. German troops took him prisoner but he managed to escape.
This military cemetery hosts more than 400 thousand graves.
Among the most famous tombs there are the Tomb of the Unknowns and the burial site of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Whether or not they were wartime service members, US presidents are eligible to be buried at Arlington, since they oversaw the armed forces as commanders-in-chief.
The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are marked by U.S. flags each Memorial Day.
18 Confederates and 1 Union Soldier are buried in this small cemetery in Appomattox, Virginia.
This tiny village witnessed the surrender of the Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee to the Union Army Commander Ulysses S. Grant, event that ended the Civil War.
The brave defense of this fort from the British Navy in 1814 inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the US National Anthem.
Francis Scott Key, amateur poet, witnessed the bombardment from a nearby ship.
When Key saw the flag intact “by the dawn’s early light”, he was so inspired that he started to compose the poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry” which would later be renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
The original flag the Anthem says “was still there”, “through the perilous fight”, is conserved in Washington, DC. The one at the Fort is a copy, but is exactly in the same spot where “The Star-Spangled Banner” was in 1814 during Fort McHenry’s Battle.