Now for Something Completely Different: FRANCE WILL NEVER FORGET, Vive la France …


When France does something anti-American we are certainly one of the first to let people know about it. However, when they do something like the event, “FRANCE WILL NEVER FORGET,” it should be made just as public and praised.  To those who took part in this special event to symbolize the friendship between France and the US soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their freedom, we say Viva la France.


Volunteers form a human chain to honor fallen U.S. troops in World War Two and form the words “France Will Never Forget” as a symbol of the friendship between France and the U.S. in Omaha Beach, near the U.S. Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, western France, June 30, 2007. REUTERS/Etienne de Malglaive/Pool (FRANCE)

Check out the full story at The Gateway Pundit and as Jim states, “Pigs must be flying somewhere”. However, we are glad they are.

Also, watch the moving video from Omaha Beach. This is a must see.

Pajama Media also has a statement from the French Embassy regarding the event. FRANCE_posteromaha

Embassy of France in the United States:


“Our goal is, once again, to demonstrate the deep respect and gratitude of the people of France, for their recovered freedom thanks to America’s extreme sacrifices during the Second World War and which no one can, or will ever forget.” declared the co-founders of the organization.

The site of Omaha Beach was chosen not only for its history, but also because of its symbolism. The beach is located nearby the main American cemetery where thousands of American soldiers who died in this war have been laid to rest.

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Posted July 22, 2007 by
heroes, Military, World | 13 comments

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Now for Something Completely Different: FRANCE WILL NEVER FORGET, Vive la France …”

    1. Allan K on July 22nd, 2007 12:17 pm

      The USS Enterprise was in France promoting good will too!
      Go figure!

    2. Lorraine on July 22nd, 2007 12:54 pm

      I am second generation French on my father’s side, both his parents were born in France. I have visited my relatives
      there many times, both when I was single with my parents (my Irish mom) and with my children when they were little and when they were adults. The generation that was present and adults in Paris during WW11 are almost all gone now, but how well they remembered the Liberation and how much they loved Americans. Their children who are now grandparents and great grandparents, also love America, as they are well eduated….
      Paris has been infiltrated by many Algerians, and Socialism has prevailed for a long time…hopefully the new President will make the “TRUE” attitude and feelings of the French now shine prevalent.
      It is not only in Normandy that one will find monuments to Americans….they are all over the country…for both Wars… near Bordeaux there is one where the Garonne river meets the Atlantic….in memory of those who fought in WW1…


    3. A. de Jong on July 22nd, 2007 1:49 pm

      Nice, only it’s: VivE instead of vivA

    4. Jason on July 22nd, 2007 6:44 pm

      Loos like the Factors boycott worked after all.

    5. joe bear on July 22nd, 2007 7:37 pm

      We will always remember ,too.My father landed on that beach,also

    6. Hoston on July 22nd, 2007 8:01 pm

      My cousin is buried at this Cemetery,from Tuscaloosa, lasted 10 days before he was hit. His twin sister asked that he be left there….very pretty place…took the french guy one minute to locate his grave. There are almost 10,000 markers…900 are empty graves, they never found them. By the way this cementery is American soil, the French gave this to the United States years ago.

      Every American should visit this place, if you need someone to look up ask the French guy to find Cpl Alfred Terry, died June 15, 1944.

      The French are thankful and will never forget the Americans who came, they always talk about the numbers, they know we lost over 400,000 in WWII, partly to free them, how many Americans remember?

      Also looks like the Dutch don’t remember either. If they did they would give the Natalee Holloway family answers….the French would not have let this shame go on for two years.

      Long live France

    7. Lorraine on July 22nd, 2007 8:15 pm

      It is a most beautiful cemetary owned by the US. When I was there last, at six o’clock, taps was played and the American flag taken down. The Crosses and Stars of David are gleaming white Italian marble and they are placed just as the men came up from the sea…it is an amazing site..

    8. LilPuma on July 22nd, 2007 9:07 pm

      Thank you France!

    9. windy city on July 22nd, 2007 9:48 pm

      Does this mean we don’t have to call “french” fries “freedom” fries anymore?

    10. Dutch citizen on July 23rd, 2007 8:23 am

      Hoston, What a disgusting remark about the Dutch. We do remember and every year we thank everyone (also the Canadians, British and everyone else) who helped us. We are VERY grateful!!! You should come to the Netherlands and look at all the American graves here and how well they are being looked after. Or speak to some of the veterans that still come to the Netherlands every year and ask them! You don’t have a clue what you are talking about!!!!

      This has nothing to do with Natalee and what you think the Dutch did or didn’t do to find her! Which I don’t agree with anyway. I think we did and are still doing LOTS to find her. The truth is, unfortunately we don’t know where she is and neither do you. But that is a completely different discussion….

    11. Dutch citizen on July 23rd, 2007 8:47 am

      For those of you that are interested:

      This is now American soil as well. By the way, these graves have all been adopted and these families still visit these graves regularly. In fact, many have found the families of the fallen soldiers and are in contact with them.

      Don’t say we’re not grateful! We are VERY grateful! Thank you!

      SM: Thank you for the addition

    12. Lorraine on July 23rd, 2007 7:25 pm

      I could be wrong but, I think Omaha Beach itself is also owned by U.S.

    13. John on May 22nd, 2008 6:36 pm

      I took my family to Normandy and then we all paid our respects to the American and Allied soldiers and sailors that fought and died to liberate France and the rest of Europe. We also stayed in Paris near the military school. Each day I passed a french soldier in uniform I saluted and thanked him for York Town. We visited York Town before France and saw the memorial to Frenchmen killed to save our country. Maybe it was smaller, but tell that to their families that never were. Leave the politics out and just celebrate the friendship.

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