Tag Archives: ceremonies

Catching up with Tuesday (V-E Day)

This past Tuesday was the 8th of May, celebrated in France as the Fête de la Victoire, which is the anniversary of the end of World War II, at least in Europe. Because my wife Jan and I have been … Continue reading

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Sunshine and remembrance

We have been enduring rainy weather for days and days, so it was delightful this morning to wake up to sunshine — and to know that my wife Jan and I wouldn’t get soaked while attending the Jour Armistice ceremony … Continue reading

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Our damp V-E Day ceremony

Today (Tuesday, May 8) is a national holiday here. No, not to celebrate the election of a new President, but rather to mark Victory in Europe Day, the end of World War II. Whenever we’ve been able, my wife and … Continue reading

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