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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day in Catus

On a beautiful, sunny, autumn day a large crowd turned up in front of the war memorial in Catus to honour those who fell in the First World War and other wars since. Children from the local school sang La Marseillaise and other songs and a Ginko tree of peace was planted to commemorate the occasion. (Ginkgo has become a symbol of peace because some gingko trees survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima).

The mayor, aided by schoolchildren, planting the Ginko tree