Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, October 31, 2016

Announcing Our Comprehensive American Expeditionary Force — Pershing's Doughboys Battlefield Tour

More than any other trip I have planned for Valor Tours, we are working to include all the sites of personal interest for the participants in our 2018 Pershing's Doughboys Tour. Our journey together, of course, will include a comprehensive study of all the major American battlefields on the Western Front. You will see step-by-step how the battles unfolded, where the toughest fighting was, where legends like the Lost Battalion and the Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood were born, and all the magnificent monuments and memorials to our nation's sacrifices that are beautifully maintained to this day.

On top of that, however, this trip is a chance for families to remember and honor their heritage. If your loved one went over the top, we will take you to that very spot and let you walk in their footsteps. If you have someone buried overseas we will help you with a wreath laying or personal commemoration.

My 2010 Group at the Corporal Alvin York Memorial Trail, Argonne Forest

The key to fitting all these special stops into our itinerary is to give me all the information you have on your relative as early as you can. I've been researching the AEF for a quarter century and I've helped dozens of travelers like yourself find the place that are meaningful to the. Please take a look at our general program below. As I learn the specific interests of our group, it will be adjusted a bit, but I've allowed enough flexibility and time to visit just about any place an American fought in France and Flanders.

My 2015 Group at Croix Rouge Farm Rainbow Division Memorial

A few details:

When: 7–17 August 2018
Start/Finish: Paris
Price: $3750.00 per person, twin share. Single supplement $600.00.
(Land costs only, 2016 estimate; 10% discount for early payment, 5% for early deposit)
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I hope you will be able to join us. Contact me for a consultation about your relative's service at:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful picture of the Rainbow Division Memorial at Croix Rouge Farm.
    Until soon