Festivités 80e anniversaire à Saint-Contest



June 7 program7pm lecture on the French-speaking world by former ambassador M Lessart, salle municipale.June 8 program9.15am ? Subject to approval by the relevant authorities
Church inauguration project = place of remembrance named "L?église de la libération" in the presence of officials.16 flags of the countries whose soldiers liberated Normandy will be displayed
The aim of this project is to dedicate the church of Saint-Contest to all the soldiers of all the countries who fought in Normandy and, in particular, the Canadian and British soldiers who liberated our commune, and to honor all the soldiers who, on landing on June 6, 1944, fell on the field of honor 80 years ago in the five sectors of D-Day and the ensuing Battle of Normandy.Organ mini-concert with Philippe DUBOISInauguration of 2 plaques: one in tribute to the liberating soldiers and another in recognition of the chaplains who took part in the landings on June 6, 194410.45am - Ceremony in Cambes en plaine in tribute to the English soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles at the English cemetery and the French monument, cocktails2.00pm ? Entertainment for young and old with several activities around the municipal hall: collective tribute around a giant coloring page, period décor?2:30 pm ? Departure of the convoy of military vehicles with the bagpipes of the Auld Alliance Pipe Band from Saint-Contest15:00 Inauguration of Place des Canadiens with the planting of a maple tree and a red maple leaf decoration on the ground.
Inauguration of 66 portraits of veterans, Jean de la Fontaine school children sing, and flowers are laid at the foot of the monuments
Speech by Dominique Barbé, local historian, on the Liberation and the D-Day landings, including the history of the Battle of Buron
Parade of military vehicles16:00 - Inauguration of the 9th Canadian Brigade traffic circle, with a maple leaf in its center, accompanied by the Auld Alliance Pipe Band, then return to the church16:30 ? Inauguration of rue du Pressoir in memory of the former English and German cemetery + 1 fresco17:00 ? Organ concert with Philippe DUBOIS and presentation of the church to families (pending approval). Speech by the Mayor and President of Caen la mer17:00 or 19:00 (in the absence of a concert) Elevation to the rank of honorary citizen of the Commune of SAINT-CONTEST of Mr. Gabriel-M LESSARD, former Canadian ambassador, in the municipal hall17:30 ? Concert by the D-Day Ladies in the Salle Municipale19:30 ? Presentation of kakemonos by young people from Saint-Constant and Germany (ERASMUS project)
Cocktail reception in the municipal hall



Event categories : D-Day, Concert, Commemorations


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