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NEW! At The Gettysburg Museum Of History. An authentic Liberty Road marker that commemorates Gettysburg and Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy as Sister Cities. The two sister cities share some very unique similarities. They were both the center of the most important campaigns of the Civil War and WWII. They both suffered greatly when those campaigns came to their cities. Their citizens both helped soldiers and comforted the wounded and help to bury the dead. This unique bond is why the people of Sainte Mere Eglise and the people of Gettysburg will always be bound together as sister cities. In May of 2015 on the 70th anniversary on V-E Day (Victory in Europe) The Mayor of Gettysburg wrote a proclamation to the people of Sainte Mere Eglise. The Gettysburg Museum of History presented a plaque to the People of Sainte Mere Eglese. The Mayor of Sainte Mere Eglise Jean Quetier presented the medal of Sainte Mere Eglise to The Gettysburg Museum of History to be placed in our exhibit honoring D-Day and Sainte Mere Eglise. The highlight of this small ceremony was honoring WWII D-Day Veteran Norwood Thomas of the 101st Airborne. In 2016 The Mayor came to Gettysburg and visited our new Major Dick Winters exhibit. We also returned to Sainte Mere Eglise in 2016 to discuss with the Mayor ways we can foster our Sister City relationship. We now have a Liberty Road marker! (French La voie de la Liberté) is the commemorative way marking the route of the Allied forces from D-Day in June 1944. It starts in Sainte-Mère-Église, in the Manche département in Basse-Normandie, France, travels across Northern France to Metz and then northwards to end in Bastogne, on the border of Luxembourg and Belgium. At each of the 1,147 kilometres, there is a stone marker or 'Borne'. The first lies outside the town hall in Sainte-Mère-Église. We are honored to be a part of Gettysburg's and Sainte Mere Eglise's Sister City program.
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