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New York Drops 1 Million Rose Petals on Statue of Liberty For D-Day

Statue of Liberty D-Day
One of three helicopters showered 1 million rose petals on the Statue of Liberty during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, on Liberty Island in New York City, June 6, 2014. Richard Drew—AP

The roses were a thank-you from France, like Lady Liberty herself.

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