Monday, July 17, 2017

Centennial Event: The Doughboys Return to Paris, 14 July 2017

On 4 July 1917 to Mark the Arrival of American Troops in France the 16th Infantry of the First Division Was Invited to Parade in Paris. Yesterday to Mark the Centennial of that Event and Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of America's Joining the War, the Doughboys Were Invited to Lead France's Annual Bastille Day Parade.

The U.S. Color Guard from the 1st Division in Period Uniforms
The Division's Flag and WWI Battle Streamers Displayed
All U.S. Services Were Represented at the Parade
The Parade Advances Down the Champs-Élysées
Flanked by First Lady Melania Trump and 
French President  Emmanuel Macron,
President Donald Trump Salutes the Colors
The USAF Thunderbirds Participated in the Flyover  (Rehearsal Photo)
The American Contingent

Photos from: AP, Breitbart, and Stars and Stripes

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