The French town of Sainte-Mere-Englise Is a Living D-Day Memorial. It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated by the Americans. An effigy of Private John M Steele who landed on the church tower.on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was made famous in the film, The Longest Day
This is the exterior of the village church of Ste Mere Eglise. This is one of the locations where the first US troops dropped into Normandy the night before D-day. They still have a simulation of the American Soldier that landed on the church and was stuck there while the village was still occupied by the Germans . You can see the parachute on the right side of the clock tower.