With the recent 70th Anniversary of D-Day, I realized I never posted my photos of D-Day Conneaut.  This event is the largest, annual D-Day reenactment in the U.S.  We have attended several times and the event continues to grow.

We took my dad a few years before he died. He didn’t like talking about the war, but he thought it was a good way for people to learn a little bit about how war really is.

The event takes place on the shores of Lake Erie at Conneaut Township Park.  There is an encampment, battles, speeches, and the culminating reenactment on the beach. It really gives you a glimpse into what it must have been like.

The reenactors dress and camp authentically.

The first few times we sat at the top of the hill looking out on the lake. Our son sat with his grandfather up there as veterans have special seating with a guest.  We sat down on the beach this year.

The shower!

Our gracious host in Conneaut!

We drove along the lake for our ride home.  First, through Ashtabula.

And then this wonderful stretch of road. Is this Route 1? No, but had gorgeous views.

Who can resist the sights and sounds of Geneva-on-the-Lake in the summertime?

Take a look at the D-Day Ohio website and put the August 22-23 date on your calendar for an unforgettable experience!