2013 5 26 – Memorial Day Ceremony – Suresnes American World War I Cemetery

This beautiful cemetery is on the west side of Paris. The American Heroes who are buried here died in Paris hospitals, many from the 1918 Influenza.

This beautiful cemetery is on the west side of Paris. The American Heroes who are buried here died from their battle wounds in Paris hospitals, also many died from the 1918 Influenza.

A very proud French Veteran.

A very proud French Veteran. My friend Michel writes that this gentleman was a French Alpine soldier and his special beret is called a “tarte.”

Taps - Day is done.

Taps – Day is done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life

2 thoughts on “2013 5 26 – Memorial Day Ceremony – Suresnes American World War I Cemetery

  1. Quiles

    For information: This proud veteran is a former French Alpine, recognizable fighter call his beret cap called “” TARTE “

  2. mott

    Writing secretly in 1776 of France‚Äôs aid to the American colonies, King Louis XVI’s foreign minister Vergennes said to the man selected to implement it, playwright Pierre Beaumarchais: “The operation must have essentially in the eyes of the British Government, and even in the eyes of the Americans, the aspect of an individual speculation, to which we are strangers . . . We will give you secretly a million [livres]. We will endeavor to persuade the Court of Spain to unite in giving you another. With these two millions, you shall found a great commercial establishment, and at your own risk and peril you shall furnish to America arms and everything else necessary to sustain war. Our arsenals will deliver to you arms and munitions, but you shall pay for them. You will not demand money of the Americans for they have none; but you can ask return in their staple products.” Peril, deception, revenge, secrets, money, kings, queens, the Marriage of Figaro, the Barber of Seville, revolution and a genius in a fur hat. Who could ask for more?

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