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Picpus Ceremony in France

  • 25 Jun 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Picpus cemetery, Paris France

As most of you know, the American Flag that flies over Lafayette's grave is changed annually at Picpus Cemetery in Paris with military pomp and circumstance.  The ceremony is also highlighted by speeches of dignitaries including the US Ambassador to France.  There are several wreaths laid including one by the American Friends of Lafayette.  

We have 
been advised by the SAR's French Chapter that this year's Picpus ceremony will be held on Monday June 25th promptly at noon.   The new US Ambassador, Ms Jamie McCourt, will be in attendance.  

            AFL wreath layer this year is Brigitte van denHove-Smith. 

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to another AFL member, Benoit Guizard who acts as our liaison with SAR and wreath coordinator!

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