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  1. 2017 Commemoration of the Battles of Saratoga and Yorktown — October 17, 2017
  2. US VETERANS RECEIVE THE LEGION OF HONOR/VETERANS AMERICAINS DECORES DE LA LEGION D’HONNEUR — December 5, 2016
  3. Homage to our dead/Cérémonies aux Cimetières — November 24, 2016
  4. Mass and luncheon November 2016/Messe et banquet de novembre 2016 — November 22, 2016
  5. Commemoration of the battles of Saratoga and Yorktown — November 21, 2016

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Nov 10

Mass and Lunch of November 2015 / Messe et banquet d’automne 2015

We met to hear Mass at the Church of Notre Dame (New York) on 8 November 2015. Mass by celebrated by Msgr. John Paddack, Chaplain of the Federation. The Consul General of France was represented by Mme. Hélène Ringot, Vice Consul. Our president Alain Dupuis was present as were Mme Françoise Cestac, Special Counsellor, Dr. …

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Nov 10

Ceremony at Flushing & Cypress Hills Cemeteries / Cérémonie en hommage à nos morts

Faithful to tradition, we met to honor our departed comrades on 31 October 2015 at the French War Veterans’ section of Flushing Cemetery and at Cypress Hills Cemetery where 24 French sailors who perished in the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 while they were on active duty on French Navy ships. Msgr. John Paddack pronounced …

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Jun 16

Mass and Lunch of May 2015/Messe et banquet de mai 2015

On May 3, 2015 we met at the Church of Notre Dame for mass celebrated b.y Msgr. John Paddack. Besides the magnificent Choir of Sainte Marie Reine under the direction of Sylvestre Kouadio we enjoyed a performance by 4 members of Bagad Lann-Bihoué. A Bagad is a traditional Breton pipe band and Bagad Lann Bihoué …

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May 01

Alain Dupuis and Fabrice Jaumont receive the Medal of Appreciation of the Committee of French Speaking Societies

On December 12, 2014, in ceremony presided over by M. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France and M. Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France Dr. Gérard Epelbaum awarded the Committee’s Medal of Appreciation to our President Alain Dupuis and to Fabrice Jaumont, Education Attaché at the Embassy of France in Washington. Photo: Daniel Falgerho

Mar 31

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day 2015

The names of the 1741 New Yorkers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War and of the 93 who fell in post-9/11 deployments were read in a ceremony at the Church of St. Andrew on March 28, 2015. The Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Tribute and Expo was held in the 55 Water Street …

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Dec 17

Events of November and December 2014 / Manifestations de novembre et décembre 2014

–On November 1, on a rainy day we gathered to honor our departed comrades at the Flushing Cemetery and proceeded to Cypress Hills Cemetery where 25 French Sailors who served in the First World War and died while on duty were buried in 1918. Mgr. John Paddack gave the benediction. M. Bernard Faro, Deputy Consul …

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Jun 19

Ceremonies at Cypress Hills and Flushing Cemeteries / Cérémonies aux cimetières de Cypress Hills et de Flushing

We met at Cypress Hills Cemetery on June 7, 2014 to honor the memory of 25 French Sailors who died in active service in the First World War and were buried there in 1918. These were men who had participated in convoy escort and anti-submarine warfare and died of the deadly Spanish Influenza as a …

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Jun 18

Frigate La Fayette in New York / Visite de la Frégate La Fayette à New York

The French Navy Stealth Frigate La Fayette was in New York and participated in the commemoration of D-Day organized by “The French Will Never Forget”. On June 6 a reception was held on board at the kind invitation of Captain Serge Bordarier, commander of the La Fayette. Among the guests were M. Bertrand Lortholary, Consul …

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Jun 16

D Day Commemoration 2014 “The French Will Never Forget”

The French Will Never Forget’s co-presidents and co-founders, Paul Bensabat, Patrick du Tertre, Jean-Pierre Heim and Christian Millet, offered their thoughts: “Today was a very emotional day for all of us as we were able to honor these men who fought and sacrificed their lives to give France back its freedom. We were able to …

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May 31

Fleet Week and Memorial Day 2014, New York

The traditional Memorial Day ceremony was held at the Intrepid Museum on May 26, 2014. Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Intrepid Museum Co-Chairman Kenneth Fisher and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio paid homage to all the men and women who are serving serve or who have served in our armed forces. …

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