Children, listen carefully now…

« A familial perspective of WWII in France can help us understand who we are today.  Because my children have been to Normandy, they now better understand their grandfather and a bit of World War II history as seen through his eyes. Your trip will be tailored around your relative’s story and Geert will connect you with vibrant communities in Normandy today. He will not just teach you more about your family history; he will enrich your understanding of French culture. »
Wendy Toole, daughter of Pvt. Charles E. Toole
 

Pvt. Charles E. Toole served in Company E, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He returned to Normandy with his daughter Wendy and 3 of his grandchildren.

Charles Toole meets with the family of Bernard Marie who still vividly remembers Mr. Toole’s unit liberating his small village on 12 June 1944.
Charles Toole meets with the family of Bernard Marie who still vividly remembers Mr. Toole’s unit liberating his small village on 12 June 1944.
Sidney, Payton and Finnegan Sullivan at the grave of their grandfather’s buddy Walter Moore, Jr.,who was killed by Charles Toole’s side a week after D-Day. During this very emotional visit Mr. Toole explained to his grandchildren how Walter Moore lost his life and how their grandfather could have been buried there in his place…
Sydney, Payton and Finnegan Sullivan at the grave of their grandfather’s buddy Walter Moore, Jr.,who was killed by Charles Toole’s side a week after D-Day. During this very emotional visit Mr. Toole explained to his grandchildren how Walter Moore lost his life and how their grandfather could have been buried there in his place…