Honoring the Veterans
Did you Know?
An Unusual Thanksgiving
The Generosity Bracket
November is the month of Thanksgiving and it is proper to start by honoring our veterans. Thanksgiving this year will be quite unusual but we still have much to be thankful for... first and foremost for all the support that has been extended by and to our community throughout the year.
Two Member Associations’ role
Two of our member associations remind us of the gratitude we owe to those who have been at the forefront of securing that which is dear to us.
Claude Porsella, vice president of the Association of French War Veterans, talks about our duty of remembrance in an interview available on YouTube:
He acknowledges the former president of the Association for having created the “Friends of the Veterans” group whose objective is to attract a younger generation to carry on the obligation we have toward those who sacrificed their lives.
100 years ago, in October 1921, at Châlons-sur-Marne, near Reims, the American Unknown Soldier was chosen to be brought back to Arlington National Cemetery. He arrived in Washington in November and first laid in State at the U.S. Capitol for two days.
Over a number of years, the Arlington-Reims committee of the Arlington Sister Cities Association (ASCA) has organized ceremonies to commemorate this event. For the 100th anniversary, the association is planning several events to honor and remember the strong bonds that unite France and the United States.
A non-traditional Thanksgiving
This year we will give some unusual Thanks!
Thanks to those who wear a mask, to those who wash their hands, to those who stay at a safe distance, and to those who nod to say hello. …Thank you for these new forms of courtesy…
Thank you also for all the helping hands!
We are thankful to the Comité Tricolore Associations who have been so active during this period in supporting their members and the community at large by organizing so many virtual events and kept us engaged and busy.
A special Thanks to the “Friends of the Comité Tricolore” for their support of our mission to help those affected by the crisis.
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The Comité Tricolore is working hard to make sure that your participation in our campaigns reaches those in the French-American community who need our support – from individuals in need, to organizations, hospital workers, French restaurants, etc…we want to be there when and where we are needed.