July 4th isn't just about the USA

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

This is one of my favorite 4th of July stories. It tells a lot about what a great country the USA has been. I trust we will once again gain that spirit and integrity. 

 

On July 4, 1917, General John J. Pershing marched American dough-boys into Paris in the first public display of American troops as the United States officially entered WWI.  The American troops continued their march through Paris until they reached the tomb of Marquise de Lafayette.  

As the Parisians looked on, Colonel Charles Stanton stopped at Lafayette's tomb and declared, "Lafayette, we are here." 

General Pershing announced that the Americans were there to return the favor.  The independence of America has aided many in their own independence.  

Pershing and his men placed an American flag at the head of Lafayette's tomb and every Independence Day since, it is replaced with a fresh one. Even during Nazi occupation, the star and stripes flew at Lafayette's tomb. God bless this great country, and happy Independence Day!  

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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Mike Cooper, GRI - we have much to be grateful for and this nation is like no other.

Jul 04, 2019 06:17 AM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Thank you for the historic tidbit...enjoy your day.

Jul 04, 2019 06:35 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Mike. This is a wonderful story and I am glad you shared it today.

Jul 04, 2019 08:14 AM #3
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Hi Mike- interesting historical story and yes, this country and the spirit that resides in us can be a wonderful force for good. 

Jul 04, 2019 07:09 PM #4
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James Dray
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Morning Mike.

Now that is a fact I did not know. Even during the Nazi occupation, fascinating

Jul 05, 2019 01:30 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Fascinating history, Mike.  The French and Americans have traded favors a few times when it comes to keeping or obataining freedom.  I understand we were  almost defeated by the British, when General George Washington spotted the French coming to our aid during the Revolutionary War.  Without that arrival of the French, and their help in winning the war, we might still be living under British rule.  

Jul 05, 2019 02:44 AM #6
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CONGRATULATIONS Mike, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

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