Annual In Flanders Fields Memorial 2015
On the occasion of Memorial Day and in the presence of H.E. Geert Bourgeois, Minister-President ofb the Government of Flanders, the General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the U.S. honored and remembered all those who fought "In Flanders Fields" during World War I. This commemoration was held at the Clinton War Memorial on the South-East corner of De Witt Clinton Park, located at 11th Avenue and 52nd Street in Manhattan. Wreaths were placed at the foot of the Clinton War Memorial, which is a statue of a WWI doughboy with the poem "In Flanders Fields" inscribed in its foot. The ceremony continued with the reading of this beautiful poem written by Lt. Col. John McCrae by Liz Turner, descendant of McCrae. The memorial was concluded with the sounding of the "Last Post" and "Taps" as a symbolic final farewell to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
We were also the proud recipient of a Proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaiming May 29th “In Flanders Fields Memorial Day” in the City of New York, which was presented to the Minister-President Bourgeois by Hon. Loree Sutton, Commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs.
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