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Lyon will commemorate the Armistice of November 11, 1918 and honor the memory of all the dead for France at the Tête d’Or park from 10 a.m.
The ceremony will be open to the public through the Porte des enfants du Rhône. Local personalities will be at the rendezvous, from the prefect Pascal Mailhos to the deputy Anne Brugnera and the mayor of Lyon Gregory Doucet, but also the military governor of the city, the corps generals, the regional commander of the gendarmerie and the commander of air defense and air operations.
Speeches, wreath laying, songs …
“La Marseillaise” will be performed by the Music of the Artillery throughout the commemoration. The latter will begin at 10:05 am with a review of the troops by General Governor Military of Lyon and a presentation of decorations.
Several official speeches will follow from 10:45 am:
- Conference Gabriel Dementhon’s letter to his hairy parents by a 5th year student from Jean de Verrezane college (Lyon 9th)
- Conference of a Albert’s letter to his father by a student from Gabriel Rosset college (Lyon 9th), by Mr. Jacques Biard on behalf of the Committee of War Veterans and Victims Associations.
- Conference of a letter from Lucie Valle to her brother’s girlfriend by Lucas Gilliet Pradon and Lou-Anne Houdy from Service Civique by Grégory Doucet, Mayor of Lyon
- Government message conference by Pascal Mailhos, prefect of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and prefect of the Rhône
- Songs: “Our stolen dreams” (song written by CM2 students in 2014 for the Centenary of the Great War) performers by the students of the Jean de Verrazane school and the Gabriel Rosset school, accompanied by the Music of the Artillery.
The ceremony takes place at the War Memorial at 11:30 am with a “Ceasefire” ringing followed by the reading of Marshal Foch’s agenda by Christopher Teixeira, the Call of the Dead for France by Mechery Benchaabane and Maël Parisot, and finally the reading of the quotation of a dead soldier in OPEX by Jed Blaoui of the SNU.
Wreaths will be laid from 11:40 am before a minute of silence. “La Marseillaise” will be performed by the students of the College Jean de Verrazane and the College Gabriel Rosset accompanied by the Music of the Artillery.
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