9/11 Ceremony - Paris 16EME
2 months ago
The History of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 26 paintings by artist Dave Rappaport going on exhibit in France (three locations).
Presented by the Military Women's Memorial and the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
With special gratitude to Le Souvenir Français.
Current schedule for the portrait exhibit (3 sites in France) for 2023:
Châlons-en-Champagne: Sept 1-11
Verdun Memorial: TBD October
Château of Castries: TBD October
1. Châlons-en-Champagne (Foire/Fairgrounds)
https://foiredechalons.com/at Le Souvenir Français space
2. Mémorial de Verdun - Champ de Bataille www.memorial-verdun.fr
3. Château de Castries www.amischateaudecastries.fr/
Would you like to learn more about this exibit and the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? Download your copy of the exhibition online (in English and in French), all 26 paintings by artist Dave Rappaport, which will be in France September and October 2023.
Download: History of the Unknown Soldier (.pdf)
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