I will never forget watching this American speak to the lost soldiers on the beaches of Normandy. Today we honor those who lost their lives, au champs d'honneur. Memorial Day : jour des soldats morts au champ d'honneur (day of commemoration of soldiers who were killed in action) Audio File: Listen to Jean-Marc read the French definitions,... Read more →

Field of poppies in the Vaucluse (photo taken last Spring). Remerciements to "Intuit" who left a comment* yesterday that inspired the following post. jour du Souvenir (joor-deuh-soov-neer) noun, masculine : Remembrance Day, November 11th, Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Poppy Day The following is Jean Pariseau's translation of the famous war remembrance poem, In Flanders Fields, by Canadian... Read more →