Yesterday I had to go to do some shopping in Lunéville. Usually, at 10 o'clock in the morning and not on a market day, the traffic is calm in the center of the town, but when I arrived in the main shopping street, I had to stop and wait.
Little by little I drove to the main square and discovered there were soldiers there and also musicians and pupils. They were celebrating WW2 liberation. D-Day happened on June 6th 1944, but troops arrived in the area of Lunéville in September 1944.
I heard children singing La Marseillaise, people speaking about wars and freedom and saw the soldiers marching past.
When it was finished on the main square, they went to the old town. In between I had done my shopping but was parked near the monument, so I saw them again. It was solemn but everybody was smiling and friendly after it.
Good surprise on a shopping day.