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. Historically, this ceremony has always taken place on July 4th (appropriately so). However, over the past few years, the ceremony has taken place in late June. If you've never been to the annual Picpus Ceremony honoring Lafayette, it's certainly worth the effort.
We havebeen advised by the SAR's French Chapter that this year's Picpus ceremony will be held on Monday June 25th in the afternoon. The precise timing will be forthcoming. The new US Ambassador, Ms Jamie McCourt, will be in attendance.
I'd like to know which AFL members might find themselves in Paris on Monday, June 25th. I'm trying to obtain a head count of AFL members for this ceremony. If you think you will be there, please let me know by responding to this email.
Thank you and vive Lafayette!!!
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