A dedication ceremony, in photos

As I wrote on Saturday, March 18, Daglan was to hold a ceremony on Sunday (March 19) to dedicate a peace monument. Here’s what I wrote:

… taking place tomorrow, at the side of the village church, will be the inauguration of our new Stèle de la Paix, a small  peace monument dedicated to the memory of the combatants and the victims of the battles in North Africa and Indochina (Viet Nam) in the years 1946 – 1962.

Now here’s a look at how the quiet, respectful and well-attended ceremony unfolded:

Dignitaries and villagers assemble.

Our Mayor and an officer place flowers on the monument.

A smart salute, after the flowers are placed.

Our Mayor, Pascal Dussol, reads his  speech.

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2 Responses to A dedication ceremony, in photos

  1. loren24250 says:

    Wow — thanks very much!

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