06 June 2011

D-Day Paratrooper marches through Sainte Mère Eglise 67 years later

Zane Schlemmer, a veteran U.S. Army paratrooper who jumped into northern France as a sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division, walks in his jump boots down the main street of Sainte Mere Eglise with other World War II veterans during the 67th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France, June 5, 2011. French citizens applaud as he and current paratroopers with the 82nd and other Army units parade past. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

Here's a video clip from last year's march to give you a feel for the atmosphere during the annual anniversary commemorations.

U.S. military color guard, German military band, U.S. Army Airborne Soldiers, German Special Operations soldiers, British soldiers, followed by the townspeople of Sainte Mère Eglise, Normandy, France march into the town square to honor the heroes of D-Day, June 6th, 1944. (June 6, 2010)

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