82 years of the Appeal of June 18: Emmanuel Macron was at Mont Valérien for the tribute

By Nathanaël B. Published on June 18, 2022 at 2:42 p.m.

For the first commemoration ceremony of the Appeal of June 18 without any companion of the Liberation, Emmanuel Macron was at Mont Valérien, this Saturday June 18, in the Hauts-de-Seine. He paid tribute to General de Gaulle and to Hubert Germain, the last companion of the Liberation, who died in 2021.

This year June 18 Appeal anniversary ceremony was special. For the first time, no companion of the Liberation was present. Hubert Germain, the last of them, died last October at the age of 101. He was also the subject of a vibrant tribute by Emmanuel Macron, who was, this Saturday, June 18, at Mont Valérien, in the Hauts-de-Seine, to celebrate this 82nd anniversary. Soldiers and veterans were present, as were Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and several members of the government.

Mont Valérien is home to the Memorial of Fighting France, returned by Charles de Gaulle in 1960. Hubert Germain is buried there. During the Second World Warit was the main place of execution of resistance fighters and hostages by the German army. The place therefore takes on an importance and a very special. According to the Elysée, it was above all “the opportunity to mark the durability of the values ​​of the Order and to highlight their transmission to young people, as Hubert Germain had ardently wished“. The ceremony ended with a Marseillaise, the review of the troops as well as the reading of the Appeal of June 18.

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