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Keebler on Omaha Beach

Keebler on Omaha Beach (Angelica Silva )

Our March pet of the month, Keebler, visited Normandy with his family at the end of the month.

The video below, is from Keebler’s visit to Omaha Beach, sight of the most heavily defended coastline during World War II. The Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6th, 1944, experienced the heaviest casualties at this beach. Today, the shoreline is peaceful and the area around it is dotted with memorials, museums and reminders of the Allied Forces’ struggle to turn the tide of war, including the Normandy American Cemetery.

It was Keebler’s first time playing on a beach, and his family is pretty sure this is his new favorite place. He hiked grassy hills and traversed old bunkers left for posterity.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy. Stars and Stripes will be reporting on the memorials and celebrations held in commemoration of this special event.

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Kat is a travel and lifestyle writer based in Kaiserslautern, Germany with a special interest in anything outdoorsy or ancient. She has a bachelor’s degree in geography from Penn State University and has been a travel writer for about 10 years. Currently, she is in the depths of dissertation research for an archaeology degree at the University of the Highlands and Islands. 

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