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Gigantic Show of Gratitude from France

This is one of those stories whose hearing arouses an exceptional surge of enthusiasm and gratifying goodwill. It hurls high the day, elevating the moment to a superior plane of insight and value. It speaks of brotherhood and kinship and sets aglow the human heart. For the hour, we lay aside disagreements and disappointments, political slants and personal and national agenda.

“The French Will Never Forget” organized an extraordinary gathering of approximately 2500 people in Omaha Beach, Normandy for July 4 th 2007. The crowd formed on the sand the letters of the phrase: “FRANCE WILL NEVER FORGET”, aimed at honoring the fallen American heroes who scarified (sacrificed) their lives to liberate France at the end of WW II.

The Embassy of France has posted stunning pictures and a great deal of information here. I give honor to these people who in such a magnificent way have expressed their gratitude to the United States of America, and who have so honored those who fell in battle in order to liberate France at the end of World War II.


My devotional blog is here.


By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

6 replies on “Gigantic Show of Gratitude from France”

Rochelle, enjoy the opportunities you have to travel, and especially to do missions work, no matter how short such a trip would be. I believe world travel and ministry in other countries often are life-changing experiences.

I’m interested in continuing to read of your work.


Sis Buxton – thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I have enjoyed reading through both of your blogs. You are a wonderful writer with inspiring words! I was just in France on my way back from a short missions trip to Morocco, so I have a special appreciation for this post today!


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