Elie WIESEL wrote: "The executioner always kills twice, the second time by forgetting. »
Native of Dieppe in Seine-Maritime, it is with strength and respect that we remember the ultimate sacrifice of these young men who came to die on our beaches on August 19, 1942. Two meetings will mark me: Léon GAUTIER and his wife Dorothy and John MILLIN and his wife Dorrie. Since then, every year it is in the middle of the Pipes and Drums that I am present during the ceremonies. It is naturally that I joined BOWU International, so that the memory remains alive and lasts beyond the years. Lest We Forget.
Originally from around Aubigny-Sur-Nère, I really discovered the importance of the ceremonies commemorating the D-Day when I arrived in Colleville-Montgomery. Elected to the municipal council, I gradually got involved in the preparation of ceremonies and in particular in welcoming the pipers and in the organization of bagpipe concerts. It was on this occasion that I discovered the members of BOWU with whom I worked closely. Once my municipal mandate ended, I naturally joined the association to help in its development.