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Bastille Day vs. Fourth of July

Bastille Day vs. Fourth of July

Frequently Americans conflate Bastille Day and the Fourth of July; both are a celebration of liberty in their countries, both holidays are ten days apart, and the colors of our flag are the same. While these two celebrations may appear similar, at their core, they are...
Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Independence is a word that has so many different meanings for each person. To a teenager, independence is something they long for as they get older. For Americans, independence is what we celebrate on the Fourth of July. This week the French will celebrate their...
Boys of Pointe du Hoc

Boys of Pointe du Hoc

As a team member at The Girl Who Wore Freedom, I had an opportunity to view the film and give feedback several times during post-production. One story that stands out to me every time is a story told by Marie-Pascale Legrand. It is neither the heartbreaking story of...
7 War Movies Not Worth Your Time

7 War Movies Not Worth Your Time

Remember, when I said I was done writing blog posts? Remember when I wrote my first blog post and said I would not write a second… then I did? Remember, when I wrote my second blog post and said I would not write a third… then I did? Then, I wrote a third...
Viva Les Seabees

Viva Les Seabees

Utah. Omaha. We see, in our collective mind’s eye, brave U.S. soldiers storming off landing craft in full battle gear, courageously wading—sometimes swimming—to shore. What we do not see—are the “Seabees” of the U.S. Navy’s Construction Battalions (CBs), whose hard...
Remembering our Heroes

Remembering our Heroes

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt   This Memorial Day, The Girl Who Wore Freedom team will pause to honor those men and women who gave their lives in service to this...

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