Celebrations 2007



As every year, The Memorial Day celebration took place at Marnes-la-Coquette where the La Fayette Escadrille Memorial is located. Mr Van Kirk REEVES presides over the ceremony. Prayer and benediction by the Pastor Christine BLAIR .

Flyover the Memorial by a flight of the French Fighter Squadron "2/4 La Fayette" based at Luxeuil AFB and by a flight of the US Air Force Europe "48 Flight Wing" from Lakenheath, UK.


National American and French Hymns by French Air and US Air bands.



Speeches by :
Mrs Christiane BARODY-WEISS, Mayor of Marnes-La-Coquette

Général Stéphane ABRIAL, Chief of Staff, French Air force


Général T.Michael MOSELEY, Chief of Staff, USAF

The Honorable Larry GRAIG, United States Senate




Wreath laying

Firing of Volleys by Elite guards

Taps, retire the Colors


Photos : Lemaire