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Ceremonies - Lafayette Day, 1918 - Lafayette Day Celebration New York City. Flags of patriotic societies at the statue of Lafayette Union Square, New York. In celebration of the 161st anniversary of the gallant Frenchman who fought for American Independence and the fourth anniversary of the stopping of the Germans on the Marne

Ceremonies - Lafayette Day, 1918 - Lafayette Day Celebration New York City. Flags of patriotic societies at the statue of Lafayette Union Square, New York. In celebration of the 161st anniversary of the gallant Frenchman who fought for American Independence and the fourth anniversary of the stopping of the Germans on the Marne

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