Memorial Day Action Hour

 

Memorial Day Action Hour

 

Monday, May 31st 18:30-20:30: Join us in a Memorial Day Action Hour so special that we need TWO hours. You'll hear US veterans tell their stories and about who they would like to honor and remember on this day. We’ll also do an action item together to help our military and veterans. Co-sponsored by DAF Grenoble, Marseilles, Brittany, Veterans and Military Families Caucus and DA France. 

 

RSVP here for Zoom link: https://www.democratsabroad.org/gretcheningrenoble/memorial_day_action_hour 

 

 

Honoring the Fallen: Laying Wreaths…

LEST WE EVER FORGET

 

 

 

Memorial Day will again be different this year. There will no public gatherings at the ABMC cemeteries in France, but DA France will still be honoring the men and women who lost their lives during WWl and WWll.

 

Wreaths will be sent for the private ceremonies around France to be performed by the cemetery staff at: the Lafayette Esquadrille Monument and in Suresnes, Belleau Wood, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne, St. James, St. Mihiel, St. Avold, Draguignan, the American Legion Mausoleum, Epinal, La Somme. The Toulouse Chapter will be honoring the two OSS Commandos downed during WWII in the Tarn.  The Normandy Chapter will be sending a wreath on June 6th. We would appreciate any contribution for the wreaths: Donate link.

After the ceremonies, the wreaths will then be placed on the graves of women and those from the African American, Asian American, Native American and Hispanic American communities. At the Belleau Wood and Oise-Aisne cemeteries, there will be a guided tour on May 31st and June 1st. If anyone is interested, please let us know.

 

 

THE ROSE OF NO MAN'S LAND

 

There's a rose that grows in no-man's land

And it's wonderful to see

Though its sprayed with tears, it will live for years

In my garden of memory

 

It's the one red rose the soldier knows

It's the work of the Master's hand

'Neath the War's great curse stands a Red Cross nurse

She's the rose of no-man's land

 

                                                    By Jack Caddigan / James A. Brennan



Thank you,

Democrats Abroad France Veterans & Military Families Caucus

 

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