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“D-Day”: 1944 / 2014
70th Anniversary
on June 6, 2014

One Million Red Rose Petals Released over the Statue of Liberty to Honor the Franco-American Friendship.

Remembering June 6, 1944:
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Starting 1:00am: 17,000 US Paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines. - 6:30 am: 73,000 US Army troops engaged in the largest amphibious landing in history. By the end of the Day the liberation of France had begun and 2,500 young Americans had made the ultimate sacrifice.

As an homage to these heroes, and to the estimated 180,000 others, who also made the ultimate sacrifice for the liberation of France, the association “The French Will Never Forget” (a non for profit 501 (C) 3 association) with critical help from the French authorities planned a fitting, grandiose and moving tribute on June 6, 2014.

On that day 3 helicopters took flight towards Liberty Island. Once properly positioned, they released one million rose petals over the Statue of Liberty. A Lady Liberty overlooking the two gigantic French and American flags of the association, which are very symbolic as they have been used in all the other events of the association including on Omaha Beach, and which will be unfurled at her feet, by over 100 French and American children.

The official ceremony took place on Liberty Island on Friday, June 6th, 2014.

A reception on Liberty Island followed the event. Dignitaries spoke, WWII veterans were recognized, Honor Guards were present, and both national anthems were performed.

On that day, once more, the French people expressed their gratitude to America, their oldest friend and ally, for their regained freedom. We did so in such a grand and emotional fashion over the worldwide symbol of Liberty.

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The French Will Never Forget express their immense gratitude to Mr. Armando Milani for his unique and superb design of our logo.

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Washington, D. C., November 7, 1942 White House news release.
In connection with current military operations in French North Africa, the President has broadcasted by radio to the French people, the following me

President Roosevelt :
" No two Nations exist which are more united by historic and mutually friendly ties than the people of France and the United States. ".

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