Tag Archives: Normandy France

Celebrating Franco-American and French American history

Normandy Beach France

Although the hyphenated label “Franco-American” identifies a special ethnic minority, the name is more than what’s applied to describe a group with French heritage.  Indeed, modern American history has experienced parallel events in symmetry with French history.  A Franco-American legacy of intersecting events has been reinforced during the past 400 years during astounding and monumental […]

D-Day remembered – Franco-Americans among the greatest generation

Henry L'Heureux with his Purple Heart.

This is what General Dwight D. Eisenhower said to his troops before the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy, France: “Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely…..I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We […]