Past: Memorial Day 2018 at Rhone American Cemetery

May 27, 2018, at 10:00am CEST

Rhone American Cemetery in France hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 

Arrival of the Official Party
Review of the Formation Gen. Curtis M. Scaparotti
Brig. Gen. Pierre Gillet
Presentation of the Colors
Introductory Remarks Andy Anderson, Superintendent of Rhone American Cemetery
Peter Hurley
Invocation Father Wavrant
Jewish Prayer Rabbi Gabriel Aymard
Remarks Richard Strambio, Mayor of Draguignan
Remarks Simon Hankinson, Consul, U.S. Consulate in Marseille, France
Remarks Gen. Curtis M. Scaparotti, Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Wreath Laying
French Sonnerie, Moment of Silence, Taps
National Anthems: La Marseillaise & Star Spangled Banner Claire-Agnès Pegourier and the students of the High School of Figanieres
Raising of the Colors
Benediction Lt. Mark McCraney
Retire the Colors  
Closing Remarks Peter Herrly
American Troops U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa
French Troops School of Artillery, Draguignan
Military Schools, Draguignan



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