Bastille Day Parade Illustrates Depth of U.S.-French Alliance

President Trump visits the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France for a meet and greet with staff and service members from U.S. European Command followed by a working lunch with senior members of his delegation and U.S. Military leaders participating in the Bastille Day festivities July 13, 2017. A historic first, nearly 200 American service members will lead the Military Parade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into WWI. The French government traditionally invites a country of honor to lead the parade, which is linked to a historical event and highlights a symbolic gesture of friendship.



By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity Paris, France Jul 13, 2017
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