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US Passports in France
« on: Tue Aug 22, 2006 - 12:18:19 »
This one, 'says it all', about what the basic philosophy of our country is all about, and how quickly the world forgets.

At a French airport... A group of American retired teachers recently went to France on a tour. Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, was part of the tour group. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible!" barked the officer. "Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France."

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained. "Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to."

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US Passports in France
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Re: US Passports in France
« Reply #1 on: Tue Aug 22, 2006 - 15:45:22 »
Bingo!

Saw your icon at the bottom of your post; you're probably aware that the man who took the photo died this week.

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Re: US Passports in France
« Reply #2 on: Tue Aug 22, 2006 - 22:56:59 »
No I'm not. I'm shocked that I'm not. That's sad to hear. We need more like him.

 

     
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