Commemoration of 11th November

11th November is the anniversary of the armistice of the Great War. Since 2012 it is also an opportunity for the nation to pay tribute to all those who died for it in foreign operations.

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This celebration brings together in remembrance of those who died for their country, some Nations which were enemies during the 1914 - 1918 conflict. The centenary of this war will be celebrated next year.

More about WW1 centenary :
- Centenary Mission website
- the speech of the President of the Republic at the start of the celebrations of the Centenary (French only):

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Besides the Embassy staff, the ceremony that was held at the Embassy of France brought together for this tribute, members of the French community and defense attachés of friendly countries embassies, as well as children, students of the French School Marcel Pagnol, who attended the Ambassador at the laying of a wreath of flowers at the foot of a commemorative plaque, and then interpreted the Marseillaise.

The gathering was an opportunity for Ambassador Jacques Champagne Labriolle to revive the memory of the dead of the Great War, and to honor the sacrifices made by members of the French army in more recent -or in course- external operations.

The speech of the Ambassador of France in Nigeria (EN and FR):

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Members of the French community and embassies delegations could also attend the promotion to the rank of officer in the Order of the Legion of Honor of Colonel Charles, member of the French armed forces, Adviser to the ECOWAS.

Gathering of delegations and guests
Colonel Danvy, Defence Attaché of the Embassy of France and the students of French School Marcel Pagnol
Participation of defense attachés of friendly countries
Civil guests and other embassies defense attachés
Review by Ambassador of guests and foreign delegations
Flag raising
Flag raising
Colonel Charlès, Adviser to ECOWAS, was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor
Colonel Charlès, Adviser to ECOWAS, was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor
Colonel Charlès, Adviser to ECOWAS, was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor
Colonel Charlès, Adviser to ECOWAS, was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor
Speech by Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, Ambassador of France to Nigeria
Speech by Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, Ambassador of France to Nigeria
Speech by Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, Ambassador of France to Nigeria
Children of the French School Marcel Pagnol
Wreath laying by the Ambassador and the children of the French School at the plaque commemorating those who died for France
Wreath laying by the Ambassador and the children of the French School at the plaque commemorating those who died for France
Wreath laying by the Ambassador and the children of the French School at the plaque commemorating those who died for France
Children of the French School interpret the Marseillaise
Defence Attachés of other diplomatic missions have honored the Embassy with their presence at the ceremony
To all those who died for France

Dernière modification : 13/11/2013

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