Memorial Day 2005 – at Henri-Chapelle
Bernard Achten, one of AWON's
Belgian Ambassadors, and the
originator of the AWON Wreath Laying concept, waits with the
wreath prior to the Memorial Day ceremonies at Henri-Chapelle.
A long shot awaiting the Henri-Chapelle services.
Bernard and the Henri-Chapelle Wreath 2005.
The AWON Wreath showing the
expanse of ground covered by Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery – that is the resting place of 7,992 Americans –
and the memorial for another 450 missing of World War II.
Many thanks for the beautiful wreath go to the florist, Aubel Fleurs!
In Their Memory
Thanks to Belgian Ambassadors
Régine and Bernard Achten (who originated
the concept) for the actual presentation of the wreath and all the photos --
and to stateside coordinator Rik Peirson for the arrangements.