normandy normandy  /ˈnɔr mən di/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a former province of northwestern France on the English channel; divided into Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie

News

  1. Letter: Don't forget D-Day

    To the Editor: Of the daily print media, the local print media and the daily TV news media, only one of the print media sources had a column in memory about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. To my knowledge, there was nothing in memory in the TV news media.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Springfield Sun

  2. WWII vet was auto mechanic, courier

    Frank Leroy Gilbert, 90, a World War II veteran who hit the beaches of Normandy the day after the initial landing and went on to a career as an auto mechanic and later a medical courier, died in his Perrysburg home Thursday.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Toledo Blade

  3. Iowa River continues to recede as volunteers remove sandbags from homes

    IOWA CITY — Mosquitoes and gnats saturated the air as Ayoub Ahmed heaved sandbags from the side of a house onto the curb along Normandy Drive. Ahmed, 38, who moved from Sudan to Iowa City two years ago, said volunteering isn’t widely practiced in Sudan.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Gazette

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Quotes

  1. "Britain and France will be true to those who died for them in the skies above London, in the Libyan desert, on the Normandy beaches and the plain of Alsace, when all that we hold most dear was threatened with annihilation," Sarkozy told...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: National Review Online (blog)

  2. "We didn't wait for someone else to storm the beaches at Normandy," Mr. Macy says. "We didn't wait for someone else to guarantee civil rights or put a man on the moon, and we can't wait for someone else to solve the global climate crisis."
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: William H Macy Source: New York Times

  3. "Twenty summers ago, another American president came here to Normandy to pay tribute to the men of D-Day," Bush said. "He was a courageous man, himself, and a gallant leader in the cause of freedom, and today we honor the memory of Ronald...
    on Jun 6, 2004 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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