Paris Memories

Elizabeth Von Guttman recently shared a short video clip of the French Foreign Legion Pioneers marching through the Jardin du Lexembourg.

I’ve pondered these scenes while visiting memorials, particulary as the percentage of American veterans continues to decline, now below 10% [1].

The awareness and experience gap must be enormous across the US population, which is rather challenging given the footprint our armed forces have across the globe [2].

1. The changing face of America’s veteran population by Katherine Schaeffer

2. The infographic reveals for the first time that the U.S. is now operating in 40 percent of the world’s nations. Stephanie Savell and 5W Infographics

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