In the year 2014, France commemorates the centenary of the Great War. On September 6, in each department, the country paid tribute to a hairy, anonymous heroes of this conflict. Gironde chose to honor Jean Gaston Giraud, chaplain of the hospital of the 144th Infantry Regiment, (see topic) my great uncle.
A beautiful ceremony was held on the parade ground of the citadel of Blaye, the historical headquarters of the regiment disbanded in 1998 in the presence of local elected officials, regional military authorities, members of the Association of the 144th RI
Alongside the military tribute, the Association Regimental exposed his portrait, his military record, decorations, among many memories that belonged to the 144th RI
A moving and emotional moment for her young nephews gathered on this beautiful sunny day