French honor war hero, past post commander

Every July, French citizens gather in a small town cemetery outside of Vichy, France, to honor George Aubrey’s contributions during World War I and World War II. Aubrey, a past commander of Paris Post 1, is buried in the cemetery.

Paris Post 1 Executive Committee member Richard Allan represented the post during the recent ceremony. He sang "Amazing Grace" instead of delivering a speech, which proved more effective in representing 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 is mentioned on a patriotic monument in Paris at the Place d’Etas Unis.