St. Mere Eglise Borne
St. Mere Eglise Borne, Camp Blanding, near Starke, Florida. Soon after World War II, the the people of France decided to commemorate the liberation of their country by the American 1st and 3rd Armies by creating a monument that would be an everlasting symbol of liberty. They conceived of installing symbolic milestones, or "Bornes," at every kilometer along the route taken by these U.S. Armies, and naming this path "Liberty Road." This particular Borne, number 35, came from the highway 174 between Utah Beach and St. Lo. The fourth - and perhaps final - Borne to be brought to the United States, it was donated to the Camp Blanding Museum in a ceremony at St. Lo in Normandy on 21 October 1997.