Charmaine Hantsch

A Normandy Remembrance ...

Jun 6, 2017

Omaha Beach

Stare at the horizon and picture the thousands of ships that once dominated the water.

Hear the U.S. fighter planes screaming overhead.

Feel the ground shake with incoming artillery fire and returning shells from the German bunkers.

Watch the 18, 19 and 20-year-olds step off the landing vehicles and die with their first steps on a foreign land.

And tell them, fiercely, in your head and in your heart, that you are here to remember them, this greatest generation.

Charmaine Hantsch

Jun 1, 2017

Charmaine Hantsch earned a bachelor’s degree in history and intended to become a teacher.

However, most of her working career was spent in corporate purchasing and quality improvement, giving presentations at company locations and to suppliers.

Then she spent six years serving in a hospice bereavement department before joining the Northern Illinois University staff in 2007, where she resumed her study of history and earned a master’s degree in 2012. She retired in 2014.

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