November 11, le Lycée Français de Chicago commemorates the end of WWI



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On November 11, the students of the Lycée Français de Chicago commemorated the Centennial of the Armistice.

They paid a special tribute to the heroes of the Great War, and reflected on the importance of keeping the memory alive for their generation and future ones. They also presented an exhibition retracing the history of the Illinois’ 370th US Infantry regiment, an all African American Regiment who fought with the French Army during the war. The 370th served with distinction with the French 34th, 36th, and 59th Infantry Divisions during the Lorraine and Oise-Aisne offensives and was one of the most decorated units.

Many guests attended this beautiful program, students, faculty, staff, parents, members of the French and Francophile community, as well as Consul General of France Guillaume Lacroix, and Deputy Consul General Frédéric Cholé. A group of students of the Lycée Léonard de Vinci de Soissons was also in attendance. All year long, the students of both lycées worked together on commemorative projects on the Great War.


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Consul General of France Guillaume Lacroix



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Eric Veteau, Director of the Lycée Français read excerpts of the book "Au revoir là-haut" by Pierre Lemaitre (Prix Goncourt 2013)



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