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The NATO Memorial Federation would like to thank those who have published News and Blog reports of our NATO Memorial Ceremonies 

La Fédération du Mémorial de l'OTAN tient à remercier ceux qui ont publié des articles et des rapports sur leurs blogs à propos de nos Cérémonies

The NATO Memorial Federation would like to thank those who have published News and Blog reports of our 2017 NATO Memorial Ceremony

La Fédération du Mémorial de l'OTAN tient à remercier ceux qui ont publié des articles et des rapports sur leurs blogs à propos de notre Cérémonie 2017

 

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Wednesday 13 September 2017

                                      CALAISIS 

Ceremony

So their Memory is never erased

Fréthun The Ceremony took place at the NATO Memorial for victims of external operations.

It is important to remember the individuals who have sacrificed their lives to ensure peace and to guarantee peace.

For the fifth year, representatives of Embassies, High dignitaries of the Armed forces, Veterans and Soldiers of different countries and corporations made the trip to honour the memory of all those men who defended the values ​​and colours of their country under the same flag.

For the first time, official NATO representatives participated in the Memorial day, a symbol of recognition and legitimacy.

Catherine Fournier, Mayor of Frethun, Jean-François Rapin, Senator, Pierre-Henri Dumont, Deputy, and other elected representatives were welcomed by the orchestral harmony of the municipal band of Sangatte / Coquelles and by that of Oye-Plage according to the protocols established by Henri Serednicki, Maurice Triplet, Masters of Ceremony, Jean-Daniel Jardine, Chancellor, and Jean-Pierre Pakula of ANOPEX. They were welcomed by Willy Breton, President and Founder of the NATO Memorial Federation (FMO), they were also joined by Military representatives.

TRIBUTE TO LUC JANZEN AND STÉPHANE PRUDHOM

Luc Janzen's parents came from the Netherlands to honour the memory of their son and all his comrades who died in battle, as well as the family of Stéphane Prudhom from Coulogne. (Coulogne is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France.)

An inter-religious Ceremony was conducted for common prayers.

The Mayor of Frethun and the Deputy reiterated their desire to preserve world tranquillity and military balance in order to maintain peace.

Respect, tolerance, solidarity, brotherhood, comradeship, and freedom, have accompanied the words with those of Willy Breton, as the cornerstone of this project.

The laying of wreaths, followed by a minutes silence, the raising of the Standards, music and songs were followed by numerous tributes at the plinth of the Memorial for the soldiers and the security forces of the 28 member countries and the 41 partner countries, so that their memories will never be forgotten.

The next NATO Memorial Ceremony Day will take place on 8 September, 2018.

 

Pascaline Lemaire NATO Memorial Federation Press Officer

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