Ceremony honors American airmen who fought for France in WWI

April 20, 2016 9:51 AM

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MARNES-LA-COQUETTE, France – A ceremony outside of Paris is honoring the lives of the American pilots who volunteered to fight for France during World War I.

The commemoration, which is due to include a fly-by featuring French fighter jets, an American bomber and a biplane, marks the centenary of the formation of the Lafayette Escadrille on April 20, 1916 — almost a full year before the U.S. entered the war.

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