September 29, 2008

US Navy Statue, France

Posted in USA History Abroad tagged , , , , , , at 7:50 am by Kendal

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT, France,I came across this little piece of America History abroad while reading the daily news.  France is an amazing place for statues and the statues displaying their history is taken with the utmost pride.

 “The U.S. Navy was honored Saturday for its key role in the massive amphibious wartime invasion that helped propel the Allies to victory in World War II.

The statue, with the figures crouching or standing around one another, is meant to portray three phases of the landings: the planning, the launch and the follow-up. One figure holds a mortar shell like those fired during the invasion.

Hundreds of uniformed American sailors and French well-wishers — as well as a few Navy veterans of the war — joined U.S. and French officials on Utah Beach for the inauguration of Normandy’s first monument honoring the sacrifices of U.S. sailors in the conflict againstNazi Germany.”

(To Read Complete news Story)

August 26, 2008

Rosa Parks Statue, Paris

Posted in USA History Abroad at 6:48 am by Kendal

There is one city in the world that stands out as not only the capital of its country but as an important international capital.  Paris is full of inspiring statues and in July 2006 they added 2 new statues to the city,  revealing a statue to Thomas Jefferson and to Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks is considered one of the most amazing women of modern history, for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus drivers order.  Looking back on this situation would it not have been nice for the white man to stand up for Ms. Parks.

To Learn More about Ms Parks click here.

Hats off to Paris for an incredible statue.

July 15, 2008

Country Music Festival, France

Posted in USA History Abroad at 10:41 pm by Kendal

Country Music Festival; Mirande, France

(pic above of John Schneider taken at the festival this year)

Every year in France is one of the largest country music festivals in the world (if not the largest country music festival in the world).  This festival is great fun for all; as it has a mixture of French Country Bands, Celtic Bands and USA country music singers.

In the past and present this music festival has been host to many USA television stars and people from the USA.  People flocks here from all parts of the world for this festival that happens during the 14th of July every year.

With a host of events; this is fun for all as (!) the crowd is large and the energy is high.  You can always find a great little restaurant to dine from the crowd.  There are too many things to mention; America Car Show, Music, Eating, Shopping, Mechanical Bull Riding, Harley Davidson Show, Beer Tents, and many more things to do.

The hit of the Show this year was John Schneider (Bo Duke / Jonathan Kent).  

Each year I look forward to certain festivals in France and this one truly is a crowd pleaser for me and everyone that attends. There is so much socializing, dancing, and so much western clothing these days, I am always reminded of home.

http://www.country-musique.com/

February 22, 2008

Monticello in Paris

Posted in USA History Abroad at 3:49 pm by Kendal

monticello-paris.jpg

Paris, France   (America’s History Abroad)

In front of the Musée de la Légion d’honneur in Paris stands a statue of Thomas Jefferson. It has been erected in July 2006 with the American ambassador attending the unveiling.

In Jefferson ‘s left hand you can see the lay-out of the Monticello house which was built along the design of the hôtel de Salm (now the Museum of the Legion of honour) that Jefferson is facing.

(This very short post is for Kendalnite’s blog which is dedicated to American castles.)

http://flocon-flocon.blogspot.com/2008/02/monticello-in-paris.html

http://tinyurl.com/2mfoee
(Hôtel de Salm)

http://tinyurl.com/2xv8ms
(The unveiling ceremony)

Thank you Flocon for writing this post.

To visit the Monticello click link below.

https://kendalnite.wordpress.com/2008/02/18/monticello/