Landing. After a chaotic trip, a statue made in the United States lands in the Cotentin

Maurice Renaud, the president of the AVA association alongside the statue of General Théodore Roosevelt Junior. (©La Presse de la Manche)

The statue from General Theodore Roosevelt Junior arrived from Boston at Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Sleeve) this Friday, May 27, 2022.

” It’s a miracle ! », declared Maurice Renaud, the president of theAssociation of Friends of American Veterans.

“Until this afternoon, we were afraid that she wouldn’t arrive. The statue left the foundry in Boston the day before yesterday (Wednesday), then arrived in Paris, there were all kinds of administrative problems, but finally, it is there, in Sainte-Mère-Eglise. »

Maurice Renaud

Mr. Renaud explained that the statue arrived after intervention from President of FedEx. “It is thanks to the President of Federal Express, veteran from conflict in Vietnamthat the statue was delivered on time and free. “.

Inauguration on June 6

The statue of Theodore Roosevelt Junior will be inaugurated the June 6 at the roundabout at the southern entrance to Sainte-Mère-Eglise. The statue, made in bronze to United Statesis offered to the city by american associationsOperation Democracy, in conjunction with the American Legion.

The statue was placed on a stone plinth of Lessay by the company Renov des Marais de Sainte-Mère-Eglise.

Masons laying the Roosevelt statue on Friday.
Masons laying the Roosevelt statue on Friday. (©La Presse de la Manche)
Maurice Renaud, the president of the Association AVA (Friends of American Veterans) looks at the pose of the Roosevelt statue.
Maurice Renaud, the president of the Association AVA (Friends of American Veterans) looks at the pose of the Roosevelt statue. (©La Presse de la Manche)
Masons laying the Roosevelt statue on Friday.
Masons laying the Roosevelt statue on Friday. (©La Presse de la Manche)

Cathy Cyphers Soref, from Operation Democracy, explained why the association wanted to offer and place this statue in Sainte-Mère-Eglise:

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“It is in reciprocity for the Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States by France. »

From our correspondent Madeleine HILL

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