The American Legion Paris Post #1
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDER
MEMORIAL DAY IN PARIS, FRANCE
Saturday, MAY 24, 2014 – LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE MEMORIAL
The ceremony begins at 11:00 am at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial located in the park Villeneuve. The park entrance is on the N307, number 5, Boulevard Raymond Poincaré Marnes-la-Coquette. Access by the first A13 exit (No. 5) to the right "Versailles"; keep right at the traffic direction to the Poincaré Hospital.
Sunday, MAY 25, 2014 Program of Ceremonies:
09h-9h15: Flag Bearers and ceremony participants meet at the Champs Elysées next to the Monoprix store located at the corner of the Rue de la Boetie for Paris Post #1 bus transportation. Those who have free seats in their car please wait near the bus.
09h30: Departure from bus or car to the Mausoleum of the American Legion in the new cemetery located in Nanterre Neuilly Street Vimy Defense. (Note: follow the yellow sign "S64" Nanterre and "Circular on the Bd-and after exit right" Nanterre "then follow the sign" New Cemetery of Neuilly "avoiding the tunnel of the A14 left)
10:00: Ceremony at the Mausoleum of the American Legion Paris Post #1.
10:30: Departure for the American Cemetery Suresnes (90 Washington Boulevard, Suresnes).
14h15: Flag bearers prepare for ceremony/participants take seats.
14h30: Start of ceremonies with wreathlaying by many civil and military officials.
Around 15:30 (after the ceremony) A reception will be hosted by the AOMDA (indications of the location will be provided on site).
16h30: Departure by bus to Paris, Place de l'Etoile.
18h00: Meet and prepare for the ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe.
18:30: Laying of wreaths and Rekindling the Flame by the Commander of the American Legion Paris Post #1 and other authorities.