The Town of Saint-Omer Will Celebrate US Independence Day in Northern France


In a two-day celebration of its own, Saint-Omer, a city in Nord Pas-de-Calais in Northern France will celebrate America’s 240th Independence Day on July 8th and 9th, 2016. The French town’s unlikely Franco-American relationship exists due to three American men from one family, The Carrolls (two brothers and one cousin), all of whom studied in Saint-Omer College: John Carroll served as the first bishop and archbishop in the United States and was the founder of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Charles Carroll, served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Confederation Congress and later was first United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Daniel Carroll was one of five men to sign both the “Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union” (1778) and the United States Constitution (1787) and the first of the three Carrolls to arrive in France from the English Colonies of America.

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