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Thu., June 19, 2014, 1:44 p.m.

Normandy Celebrates Liberty

Online columnist Marc Johnson/The Johnson Post is touring Europe. Here is his column from Port en Bessin, Normandy:

We’ve all heard the classic stereotype frequently attached to the French; they’re cool – even cold – detached, formal to the point of rudeness, and some might say arrogant and, of course, they don’t like foreigners. The stereotype is, like most stereotypes, largely poppycock. The next time I encounter the stereotype I’m going to remember this little stone monument marking a road hard by the River Orne in Normandy.  Full column here.

Question: Do you have a relative who took part in the Normandy invasion?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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