Ambassadors of France, Germany, and Bulgaria in Bucharest, Laurence Auer, Peer Gebauer and Radko Todorov Vlaykov on Saturday commemorated, Armistice Day, in the Pro Patria Cemetery of Romania’s capital, the French diplomatic mission has announced.
The three diplomats took part in a ceremony in honor of the military who died in war in their countries and to all civilian victims of the Great War. November 11, 1918, the end of WW1, is marked in France under the name of ”Armistice”. At present, this day continues to be commemorated on November 11, the emphasis being laid on preserving peace and frindship among people and honoring the memory of the heroes. In Romania, 531 French soldiers killed in WW1 are buried in cemeteries in Bucharest, Constanta, Galati, Iasi, Slobozia and Timisoara. Some of them were part of General Henri Mathias Berthelot’s unit deployed on a mission to assist the Romanian Army between 1916 and 1918, by providing counseling and training, but also precious medical aid for both troops and Romanian civilians.
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