"Lafayette, we are here!"

When American troops arrived in France in 1917 to help throw out German invaders in WW I, an American officer exclaimed, "Lafayette, we are here!" to make clear the debt the U.S. owed the Marquis and France.
The French frigate La Fayette, a multi-purpose warship that had three tours in Operation Enduring Freedom, visited Tampa Monday. The ship is named after the Marquis de La Fayette, a French aristocrat and military officer who helped the United States during the revolution against England.
In the photo, public affairs officer Aude Flambard takes photos of journalists during a media tour of the ship Monday afternoon.