Operation Democracy was approached by Mayor Jean Quetier of Sainte Mere Eglise and Susan Eisenhower; to spearhead a campaign to permanently install (during D-Day 2021 and 2022) two major bronze sculptures in prominent places in the middle of the village.

In reciprocity for France’s gift to the United States of the Statue of Liberty, we are honored to join with the National American Legion and their recent “RESOLUTION #15” allowing the legions to provide the funds to have the renowned sculptor Pablo Eduardo create monuments to our hometown hero and the Founder of the American Legion, Teddy Roosevelt, Jr. and to the courageous architect and leader of “Operation Overlord”, our General and President Eisenhower.

As we provided the foundation for the Statue of Liberty, so will Sainte Mere Eglise provide the foundations for these monuments.

The airborne museum in Sainte Mere Eglise donated brass from the original cases of ammunition used on D-Day which is contained in both Statues of Liberation and within the miniature statues which will be available soon. Special thanks to Director of the Airborne Museumli, Magali Mallet.

Another statue with be dedicated on the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2024.