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Status of the Fleet: Bastille Day 2017

July 14, 2017 at 10:36 AM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

July 14 is a French national holiday to mark the Storming of the Bastille, a French fortress and political prison representing the royal authority, during the French Revolution in 1789.

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The Bastille Day parade is the largest and oldest parade in the world. This year, the parade will be led by the United States, and will include more than 3,700 participants.

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