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Photos from Troop 11’s trip to Normandy, France

The Scouts from Troop 11, Auburn, Ala., knew what happened on the beaches of France on D-Day, June 6,1944: a massive invasion of Allied troops (the good guys) that would ultimately serve as a key turning point in World War II.

But in order to really experience it, they decided to visit the beach and surrounding area themselves.

Here are some photos from their trip, which included a stop in Normandy, France, where the Scouts stood upon the same ground where soldiers from the United States and its friends faced tremendous resistance from their enemies in their attempt to liberate France, which at the time was occupied by enemy fighters.

They also stood in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, where more than 9,000 American soldiers are buried.

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