“D-Day”: 1944 / 2014
on June 6, 2014
A Grateful Tribute from the French to be held over Lady Liberty.
Remembering June 6, 1944:
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 has planned a fitting, grandiose and moving tribute
on June 6, 2014.
On that day a helicopter will take flight towards Liberty Island. Once properly positioned, it will release 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 will take place on Liberty Island on Friday, June 6th, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1.00 pm.
A reception on Liberty Island will follow the event. Dignitaries will speak, WWII veterans will be recognized, Honor Guards will be present, and both national anthems will be performed.
On that day, once more, the French people will express their gratitude to America, their oldest friend and ally, for their regained freedom. We will do so in such a grand and emotional fashion over the worldwide symbol of Liberty.
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