There are coincidences that make so much sense that they become almost unbelievable. Take for example the fact that John Steele, one of the symbols of the airborne landings in Sainte-Mère-Eglise and Normandy in general, was born in Metropolis, Illinois, a city that, in 1972, 60 years after his birth, would officially become “Superman’s hometown”, the “Man of Steel”. Some 50 years later, in 2022, another link is about to be established. Sainte-Mère-Eglise’s mayor has been contacted by an inhabitant of Metropolis, Vicki Mayhall, who has a special project: make the two cities sister cities. Discussions are already well under way and it will undoubtedly be formalized soon! Mrs. Mayhall has also contacted the Airborne Museum for another project: the erection of a John Steele statue in Metropolis. No, it will not be made of steele, but in bronze, although it will not alter the integrity of the initiative! And so Sainte-Mère-Eglise eagerly awaits these projects’ realization. The first step was completed this Friday 11th November, with the unveiling of a John Steele sign at the entrance of the town, right next to Superman’s. On the last photo are the members of the board of the project with Mr. Steele’s family. You will find below in the comment section the link towards the project’s page, which indicates where to send any donation.
Sister city project between Metropolis, city of John Steele, and Sainte-Mère-Eglise