Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Part 1
The town: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-M%C3%A8re-%C3%89glise
Paratrooper John Steele and the stained-glass windows in the church: http://www.army.mil/article/22006/church-tower-windows-pay-tribute-to-paratroopers-who-jumped-into-first-town-liberated-during-world-war-ii/
“The Longest Day” film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056197/
"The Longest Day" recording (courtesy Central Ohio Brass Band): https://app.box.com/s/isgk7khrkzgfawspi2rlurfdvug060te
Henri-Jean Renaud and his family: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/arts/artsspecial/french-town-is-a-living-d-day-memorial.html?_r=0.
This window depicts the Virgin Mary and Child above a burning Sainte Mere Eglise with paratroopers and planes around her. Inscription: "This stained glass was completed with the participation of Paul Renaud and Sainte Mere, for the memory of those who, with their courage and sacrifice, liberated Sainte Mere Eglise and France."
This window depicts Saint Michael, patron saint of paratroopers. The 82nd Airborne Division, the lion of Normandy, the Sainte Mere Eglise insignia, and symbols for each of the combat jumps made by the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II are also represented. Veterans of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division donated it in 1972. Inscription: "To the memory of those who through their sacrifice liberated Sainte Mere Eglise."