Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 16

Dr. Van Bockstaele receives the Legion of Honor

Our dear friend and past President Dr. Pierre Van Bockstaele receives the knight’s cross of the French Legion of Honor, France’s highest award from the hands His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United Nations in a ceremony held on 12 November at the French Mission to the UN. Dr. Van Bockstaele had …

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Nov 13

Veterans’ Day March 2015 in New York / Défilé du 11 novembre 2015

A delegation of the Federation participated in the Veterans’ Day March on November 11 2015. M. Yann Yochum, Vice Consul represented the Consul General of France. Our President Alain Dupuis, Henri Dubarry, Treasurer, Pierre Martinez, Color Guard and Daniel Falgerho, 2nd Vice President (behind the camera) were in attendance. The event was spectacular, as it …

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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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