Arriving in Paris on May 8th, we were reminded that it was V-E Day (Victory in Europe---the end of WW 2 in Europe). Late in the afternoon we joined a crowd of very respectful Parisians to observe ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe. The playing of "La Marseillaise" was moving. Recalling that her father, Colonel Collins, rode down the Champs Elysee soon after the liberation of Paris, was an emotional experience for Mary.
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