Memorial Day 2005 at Carthage – North Africa American Cemetery

Michael Green, superintendent of the Carthage Cemetery sent photos and a letter describing the Memorial Day ceremony and the laying of our wreath. "The ceremony was held on May 30, 2005, under sunny skies. Our Ambassador, Ambassador Hudson, was present and gave a moving speech. There were five wreaths laid during the ceremony, and your AWON wreath was one of the five. The American Community was present to witness this moving ceremony. During the ceremony a Tunisian and American child laid a rose symbolizing a united future. The American National Anthem and tapes were played. Afterwards guests were invited to visit the burial area. Michael Green, the superintendent of the cemetery, had the honor of escorting 8 Americans around the cemetery after the ceremony."

In the letter accompanying the photos, Mr. Green asked to please let him know if any family member decides to visit. We are ready, willing, and able to assist with hotel reservations and transportation from the airport.



A Tunisian child and an American child, who laid a rose symbolizing a united future.



The wreath-laying, with the honor guard.

 


The AWON wreath, honoring our fathers.

 


In Their Memory

Thanks go to Carthage Superintendent Michael Green for the photos,
and to stateside coordinator Diane Sagen for the arrangements.