6-word-Saturday

This is news from last Saturday

Last Saturday the whole village assembled around the church to commemorate the battle for liberation in 1944 and inaugurate a new memorial to the soldiers of the American Second Armoured Division who gave their lives here.   The moving ceremony was attended by the families of some of these men and by the mayors of all the local villages. The story was told in French and English.
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10 Responses to 6-word-Saturday

  1. Candy says:

    thanks for sharing this

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  2. Ron. says:

    The old man’s been gone a while now, V, but he was always touched to see such commemorations of his service while he was still alive. I thank you on his behalf.

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  3. Patricia says:

    Wonderful to remember and honor those who fought for freedom. Thank you, villagers.

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  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I would loved to have been there!

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  5. It’s good that they do it in French and English.

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  6. I think it’s wonderful that they do this every year.

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  7. restlessjo says:

    In French and English- that’s a good concession. 🙂 Happy Saturday, Viv! Have you stolen all my sunshine?

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  8. tialys says:

    It looks like the event was well attended Viv and the sun was out! Did the families come over from the States for the ceremony?

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