This summer Club President Lorraine De Bock attended the 78th Anniversary ceremony commemorating the Allied Landings in Provence from August 15, 1944. Lorraine and her husband Marc were invited by the local mayor and they donated a wreath on behalf of the AWCB to honor the American and Allied fallen soldiers of Operation Dragoon which took place on August 15th, 2022 in Sainte-Maxime, France.
Lorraine said it was a very touching ceremony that was well attended - not just by the locals, but also by American, Canadian, British and French organizations of veterans as well as the mayor of Sainte-Maxime, Vincent Morisse who was very appreciative and honored by our wreath. We thank Lorraine and her husband for making time during their vacation to attend this wonderful event and for giving AWCB a chance to honor these fallen heroes!
In addition, Lorraine and her husband visited the Rhône American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Draguignan, France to honor and pay respect to the American soldiers who sacrificed their lives to liberate Southern France during the Allied Landings in Provence (Operation Dragoon) on August 15, 1944.
Eight hundred and sixty American heroes are buried in this cemetery and it is very peaceful with beautifully maintained grounds.
Lorraine said it was truly a touching tribute and moving experience for both of them as they reflected on all of the brave heroes who gave so much for our freedom. May we never forget.