BELLEAU, France – As the grand finale of the largest Memorial Day celebration in Europe that honors the fallen heroes of Belleau Wood, the Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., take the field to perform for more than 4,000 American Marines and French soldiers and locals in attendance at Aisne-Marne Memorial Cemetery, France. The ceremony marked the 94th anniversary of the battle and embodied the legacy Belleau Wood has given to the Marine Corps and the brotherhood that unites an American-French friendship that has lasted from before the fields of World War I to the current operations in Afghanistan and was attended by Marines from commands all over Europe and the United States, to include: members of the 5th Marine Regiment, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, and Marine Forces Europe.
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