I was at Normandy 3 years ago for the anniversary day. To me, it was the highlight of my France trip. There were US heads of state who came to the beaches. There were french citizens who dressed up in full battle gear and drove around old school war jeeps. They were everywhere...very fun to see! Too bad I had to be a disarmed sheep when I roamed around Europe with friends.
Off topic for this thread...but this audience will probably appreciate it...I personally saw the military patrolling areas of Paris, and I saw the military and Police working together to try to apprehend someone in public. Military + Police is a scary thought, let me tell you. I have pictures of Military trucks and policeman with rifles in the same picture. The French people indeed sheep are under their government's control, and I personally saw this over a period of just 5 days.
Thank the Lord we live in this country which our rights at least have a chance of being protected. But it's up to us to protect them. In the same way we don't protect the rights of the French citizens (as if they even have any) we can't depend on anyone else to protect our rights. Exercise them or forget that you even them!