— Domani Spero
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Our friends in France commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, August 19-25, 1944.
— French MFA (@francediplo_EN) August 25, 2014
Vive la France!
At the U.S. Embassy in Paris, a 45-star flag returned in 2013 is now on permanent display. The American flag was donated by Jean-Baptiste Lapierre fulfilling a promise he made to his grandmother to return the flag to American hands. A U.S. soldier reportedly gave the flag to Lapierre’s grandmother during the liberation of Paris in 1944. According to stripes.com, the 45 stars on the flag suggest it was likely made between 1896 and 1908 when the U.S. had just 45 states.
— U.S. Embassy France (@USEmbassyFrance) August 25, 2014
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- 45-star flag treasured by French resistance fighter is returned to US (stripes.com)
- Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later (nzherald.co.nz)
- The 500 memorials of liberated Paris (bbc.co.uk)
- Paris libéré ! (arunwithaview.wordpress.com)
- France commemorates 70th anniversary of WWII liberation (foxnews.com)