Remembrance Sunday Commemoration Service
9th November 2014 | 11.30am
Village of Montmiral-de-Castelnau
On Sunday 9th November at 11am,the inhabitants and nearby communities will gather in the square at Castelnau-de-Montmiralbefore processing to the monument at 11.30amin remembrance of the Franco-British soldiers that fought in the Great War. Situated within The Tarn region of south-WesternFrance, the memorial service is a 5 minute drive from the grounds of La Durantie and will bring many of the local community together in remembrance. With it being the First World War centenary this year,the service will be especially dedicated to victims of the 1914-18 war.
In tribute to French soldiers, an exhibition has been compiled by residents, the local council and librarians over the last year. The exhibition will be opened to the public in the townhall of Montmiral just after the remembrance ceremony. It will cover many aspects of village life during the war, and information on the 66 French soldiers who died during the war, including information on their family and professional backgrounds, circumstances and place ofdeath. The exhibition will feature articles such as letters, photos and objects loaned by families of the current residents of Castelnau de Montmiral including one Victoria Cross.