On Friday March 19, the community of Saint-Martin represented by the territorial advisor, Pascale Laborde laid a wreath in memory of the civilian and military victims of the Algerian war and the fighting in Morocco and Tunisia.
This national commemoration was also held in the presence of the prefect of the Northern Islands, Serge Gouteyron, the secretary general of the Prefecture, Mickael Doré, the senator of Saint-Martin, Annick Petrus, the territorial advisor Maud Gibbs and representatives of the law enforcement.
As a reminder, this national day was instituted in 2012 to pay tribute to all the victims, civilians and soldiers, who fell during the Algerian war and the fighting in Morocco and Tunisia.
The choice of March 19 as the commemorative date refers to March 19, 1962, the date on which the ceasefire entered into force in Algeria, following the signing of the Evian Accords on March 18.
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