Commemoration: Saint-Martin celebrates the anniversary of the Victory on May 8, 1945

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A ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany was celebrated at the Hôtel de la Collectivité in the presence of Mrs. Régine Pam, Deputy Prefect, Secretary General of the Prefecture of Saint-Martin - Saint-Barthélemy , of Mr. Guillaume Arnell, senator of Saint-Martin, of Mr. Daniel Gibbs, president of the Collectivity, of Mr. Yves Paillard, vice-attorney of the Republic as well as many elected officials and civil and military authorities.

The troops composed of a detachment of gendarmes from the 44/7 Beaune mobile gendarmerie squadron were placed under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Sébastien Manzoni, commander of the departmental gendarmerie company of Saint-Martin - Saint-Barthélemy. On this occasion, Lieutenant-Colonel Manzoni decorated, on behalf of the Minister of the Armed Forces, Mr. Frank Amo of the Croix du Combattant.

At the end of this ceremony, Mr. Robert Garon, president of the Saint-Martin veterans association, invited the assembly to a snack in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his association.

(Gendarmerie source)

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