Memorial Day 2005 at Epinal
Vosges, France, village of Dinoze
The US consul came from Strasbourg
for the ceremony. Approximately 80 per cent of the attendees
were French. This was an exceptional turnout considering that it was election day and the French
Mother's Day and the temperature was in the 90s.
The Honor Guard for the ceremony precedes the colors.
The colors are presented in front of the Wall of the Missing,
upon which several AWONers' fathers are listed.
The main speaker was Gen. Bennie E. Williams, commander of the 21st Theater Support Command
based at Kaiserslauten, Germany.
The AWON Wreath remembers our Fathers at Epinal.
The French Band.
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Photos 1 to 3 were taken by
Jerome Leclerc of l'Espace de Memoire Lorraine
1939-45 and provided by Paula Baker. Photos 4 and 5 were submitted by Merrill Baker
(Niece of PFC Norman Baker)