Every year, Democrats Abroad France remembers the fallen soldiers who bravely died while serving in the US Armed Forces. Decorating graves to remember the dead is an ancient tradition that continues to this day. In America the tradition began with those who died in the Civil War. All are invited to attend. Since 1918 is the 100th Anniversary of WWI, the ceremonies will be grandissime. We will be laying wreaths in ceremonies throughout France on the graves of these heroes on the following dates:
Memorial Day Ceremonies Meuse-Argonne May 27th at 11am
Memorial Day Ceremonies May 27th at St. Mihiel 4pm
Memorial Day Ceremonies Lafayette Escadrille May 27th at 10am
Memorial Day Ceremonies Surennes May 27th at 2.30pm
Memorial Day Ceremonies May 27th Oise-Aisne at 3pm
Memorial Day Ceremonies Epinal May 27th at 10:30am
On April 5, we honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The event was held in the sanctuary of the American Church in Paris where Dr. King himself spoke in October of 1965, and the Church was full. The program was organized by co-Chair of the Diversity Caucus, Reed Kennedy, and included a welcome from church clergy, excerpts from Martin Luther King's writings. music, and speeches as well as a panel discussion on the life and legacy of the civil rights icon. A key moment featured author Jake Lamar reading the moving Letter From Birmingham City Jail from the same pulpit where Dr. King spoke.
STAND UP AND MARCH FORWARD FOR LGBTQI RIGHTS !
Our rights are under attack, we must stand up, stand together, and march with our brothers and sisters in this year's
30 June 2018
start time estimated at 2pm
near Tuileries to Republique
We will be marching with our international friends just as last year, behind our banner that welcomes all Americans regardless of party affiliation.
The Parade will follow the same route as last year: Rivoli, to Sebastapol, to the Grand Boulevards, to Republique, where it will cap off with speeches, parties, fun, and pride !
This is a serious event, but also a joyous one, so please
JOIN US !
Bring a flag. Bring a friend. Bring a bottle of water. Bring your fabulous self.
IMPORTANT DETAILS : we will gather between 1pm and 2pm at our designated point, which is column C1, position 75. We are located between our friends the Canadians and the British, so look for flags. (Ni Putes Ni Soumises is just behind the British). This is close to the end of the march, as last year. The gathering point is located on RUE ROYALE just south of the corner of RUE FAUBOURG SAINT HONORE. If you're coming by Metro, it is recommended that you use the Madeleine stop, as Concorde will be closed, and local busses will be diverted. Please be on site no later than 2:15.
We say NO to the “Zero Tolerance” immigration policy currently in place in the US. We demand that the children already separated from their families be reunited with them. We will not accept any cruel and unnecessary policies that lead to indefinite incarceration for children.
This is not what our America represents!
JOIN our rallies taking place in Paris and Lyon! Now is the time to stand up TOGETHER to say that we call on U.S. officials both elected and appointed to stand up for the true values of our nation.
If you live in the Lyon/Grenoble area:
What: a standing rally in Lyon
When: Saturday, June 30th from 3-5pm
Where: Place des Terreaux (in front of the Hôtel de Ville), Lyon 1ère
(Métro: Hôtel de Ville)
Bring banners, bring a flag, bring your friends! All nationalities are welcome.
For printable posters, click here: Families Belong Together posters
For more information on why we are taking action, click here: Families Belong Together
In solidarity with Families Belong Together, Women’s March Global, DAF Diversity Caucus
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