Ceremony at the Cabbage Patch Square
2017 D-Day Commemorations photos
The traditional Cabbage Patch Square ceremony took place in Carentan in the presence of American veterans and military personnel, including General Andrew P. Poppas, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, honored by French civilian and military authorities (represented by the Prefecture, Department of Cotentin as well as the Town hall of Carentan). Veterans were decorated with the French Legion of Honor medal on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the landing of Normandy.
The Cabbage Patch Square symbolizes the starting point of the fighting for the liberation of the city of Carentan: in June 1944, workers’ gardens covered the grounds where the American paratroopers fought, sometimes in bloody hand-to-hand combat.
Photos: Anthony Mouster
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