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Well—we are half way through—half way through the year 2024. This early June is a special celebration—the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in World War II. The invasion of Europe by the Joint Allied Forces on these beaches in France: Utah, Omaha, Gold, and Juno. The invasion force included 7,000 ships and land craft manned by over 195,000 naval personnel from allied countries.

OPERATION OVERLORD was the code name which involved about 1,500 officers from 2nd Lieutenants to Generals. Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower let it be known the secrecy was of the utmost with so many German spies throughout the United States, England, Canada and other Allied Countries.

Any officers involved in planning was to let Eisenhower personally know if they heard anyone with “Loose Lips.” A 2nd lieutenant reported to Eisenhower about a General—in a bar with a little bit too much to drink— sharing too much secret information.

Eisenhower called the General into his office, dressed him out and told him he was being sent back to the United States in disgrace. The General with “Loose Lips” was Eisenhower’s room mate at West Point, a graduate of the Academy in 1915.

Just one very interesting story by our tour escort shared at the National DDay Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. YOU Can Learn So Much In Doing Tours!


Available Tours:
Find out about each tour by clicking on the link below

June 20 – Yesterday Once More – Just 6 seats left!

June 25-26 – Daniel at Sight & Sound Theater – Sold out – Need wait list.

July 6 – Windmill Farms with Seneca Lake Boat Ride – Plenty of seats left!

July 11 – Rochester via Amtrak – 5 seats left!

July 25 – Sun & Stars: Plenty of seats left!

July 31 –Skaneateles Lake Excursion

Aug 8 – Best of Buffalo 31st Annual

Aug 14 – Grand River Cruise with Blazing Fiddles

Aug 22 – Conneaut Lake & Northwest PA

Sept 5 – Conewango Valley Amish

Sept 9-11 – Falling Water & Flight 93

Sept 24-26 – Frankenmuth & Ford

Oct 1-4 – Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage

Oct 12 – Christmas in the Woods Craft Festival

Oct 16 – Letchworth Fall Foliage with Glen Iris Inn

Oct 23 – National Comedy Center

Tours with Collette:

Sep. 22-Oct 1 – Collette: Sunny Portugal – call for availability

Nov. 16-22 – Collette: Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights

Dec. 5-9 – Collette: San Antonio Holiday

Apr. 22-30, 2025 – Collette: Holland & Belgium Spring River Cruise

May 1-12, 2025 – Collette – Exploring the Alpine Countries


We use Bedore Tours for our motorcoach transportation. You should know their #1 priority is you. Clicking this link will take you to their website. https://bedoretours.com/healthy/

Single and want to share? Let us know, maybe someone else will call who is also looking to share – this applies only to multi-day trips. We do NOT pair people with others looking to share, with permission we’ll share phone numbers. You decide.

Gift certificates for our motor coach tours are available. CLICK HERE for more information

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