Honouring the ‘Sammies’ who fought for our freedom

Children from Massillon Primary school, Anatole France and Baudelaire gathered together on May 28th, American Memorial Day, to remember the American military who lost their lives in the Auvergne during World War One. Accompanied by choirmaster, Dominique Daron and a brass band from the 92nd Regiment, children sang 4 songs at the American war monument on Avenue de l'Agriculture. After an exciting police escort across town, pupils sang a second time at Lycée La Fayette. Heavy rain did not dampen the performance as bright voices honoured the deceased and gave a message of hope for the future. As the speeches and readings came to an end, the children were all asking the same question, "Can we have our lunch now?"