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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. »
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.
Cathy Cyphers Soref, from Operation Democracy, explained why the association wanted to offer and place this statue in Sainte-Mère-Eglise:
“It is in reciprocity for the Statue of Liberty, a donation to the United States by France. »
From our correspondent Madeleine HILL
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