Every July, French citizens gather in a small town cemetery outside Vichy, France, where Comrade George Aubrey is buried, to participate in a patriotic ceremony to honor his contributions toward peace as a U.S. servicemember during World War I and with the French Resistance during World War II. Aubrey was also a past commander of Paris Post 1.
Paris Post 1 Executive Committee member Richard Allen represented the post during the ceremony. He sang "Amazing Grace" instead of delivering a speech, which proved more effective in representing our efforts to always remember those who served for our freedom.
After the ceremony, members of the Vichy French-American friendship association, the city hall and Allen enjoyed lunch together.
Aubrey's contributions toward liberty and security are mentioned on a patriotic monument in Paris at the Place des États-Unis.
Photo credit: Paris Post 1 (http://www.legion.org/fodpal/photos/217336/remembering-comrade-george-au...)