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CEREMONY Mhammed HAKIM – LIFE MEMBER ORDRE LAFAYETTE USA and CANADA

Mr. Mhammed HAKIM who resides in Rabat, Morocco, is a life member and a member of the advisory committee of both organizations of the “Réseau America Network “of the Order Lafayette in USA and Canada is admitted to the rank of Knight during a ceremony in Montreal in the presence of many friends and parents of the Moroccan community of Montreal.

Monsieur Mhammed HAKIM résidant à Rabat, Maroc, membre à vie et membre du comité aviseur des deux organisations du Réseau America Network de l’Ordre Lafayette USA et Canada est admis au grade de Chevalier lors d’une cérémonie à Montréal en présence de nombreux amis et parents de la communauté marocaine de Montréal.

THE “ORDRE LAFAYETTE” HONORS

Mr. Mhammed HAKIM

ADMITED TO THE GRADE OF KNIGHT

AND ACCREDITED AS AMBASSADOR

Montréal December 4, 2017

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Gérard Charpentier Ph.D. President and Ismail Harakat Master of Ceremonies

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On this occasion he is also accredited as “Ambassador” of both organizations: Ordre Lafayette Order America Corp. USA and Association Ordre Lafayette Canada.

 A cette occasion, il a également été accrédité comme « Ambassadeur «  pour les deux organisations : Ordre Lafayette Order America Corp. USA and Association Ordre Lafayette Canada.

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Thanks of the new knight Mr Mhammed HAKIM with gift giving

*To President Gérard Charpentier Ph.D. A painting by the famous Moroccan painter Afif BENNANI entitled “Kasbah à Ouerzazate” and a painting by the Moroccan painter BELHA entitled “Porteur d’eau”

*To Mr Ismail Harakat. A painting by the Moroccan painter BELHA entitled “Fantasia”

Remerciements du nouveau chevalier Mr Mhammed HAKIM avec remise de cadeaux

*Au Président Gérard Charpentier Ph.D. Un tableau du célèbre peintre marocain Afif BENNANI intitulé « Kasbah à Ouerzazate » et un tableau du peintre marocain BELHA intitulé « Porteur d’eau »

*A Mr Ismail Harakat. Un tableau du peintre marocain BELHA intitulé  « Fantasia »

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Mhammed Hakim, Gérard Charpentier Ph.D. Président USA -Canada, Johnny Jeulin VP Canada, Michel Dubois, Ismail Harakat

5 Life Members / 5 Membres à vie Ordre Lafayette

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The ceremony ended with a drink of friendship and tasting of the “Lafayette liberty Pie” offered and produced by “Les Moulins La Fayette”.

La cérémonie s’est terminée par un verre de l’amitié et la dégustation de la « Lafayette liberty Pie » offerte et produite par « Les Moulins La Fayette ».

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YORKTOWN, VA – VICTORY CELEBRATION OCTOBER 18,19, 2017

Yorktown is most famous as the site of the ultimate battle

of the American Revolutionary War

On October 14, 1781 : A French column from Rochambeau forces took Redoubt No. 9 and an American column from the Continental Army under General Lafayette took Redoubt No 10. Cornwallis asked for capitulation terms on October 17. After two days of negotiation, the surrender ceremony occurred on October 19. Negotiations between the “United States” and Great Britain began, resulting in the Treaty of Paris of 1783.

 

ORDRE LAFAYETTE ORDER PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

 1) 11:00 am, Unveiling of the statue of Lafayette on Water Street, Yorktown

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Click on, to enlarge / From L to R; Statue of Count de Grasse, Marquis de La Fayette (the new statue), George Washington

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..“This tribute to Lafayette was made possible by members of the American Friends of Lafayette with special thankfs to : The Celebrate Yorktown Committee of the Yorktown Foundation, the County of Yorktown, the Massachussetts Society of the Cincinnati and the members of the Ordre Lafayette” (MEMBERS FROM USA, CANADA AND FRANCE)

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From LtoR: 1) Johnny Jeulin, Officier Ordre Lafayette, VP Ordre Lafayette Canada, Count Jacques D’Orléans, Dr Gérard Charpentier, Grand-croix Commandeur Ordre Lafayette, President Ordre Lafayette USA and Canada, Michèle Vlahos, Chevalier Ordre lafayette, Ambassador ordre Lafayette Boston, & Area, Count de Pusy La Fayette, Commandeur Ordre Lafayette

2) Michèle Vlahos, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Michel Charbonnier Consul General of France – Washington and Gérard Charpentier, Benoit Valdelièvre, Chevalier Ordre Lafayette, Ambassador ordre Lafayette Yorktown & Area

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1) Gérard Charpentier, Christine Jeannin Chevalier Ordre Lafayette- France and Director of “The ArtisT” 2) Nicole Yancey Past Honorary Consul of France For Virginia, Gérard Carpentier, Johnny Jeulin, Christine Jeannin.

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1) Gérard Charpentier, Michel Charbonnier 2) The site

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1)2) Gérard Charpentieron the site for his address

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DISTINGUISHED GUESTS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND DEAR FRIENDS – GOOD MORNING

It’s a privilege and a great honor for the Ordre Lafayette Order to be here today for the unveiling of the statue of Lafayette the “Hero of two Worlds” and one of the fathers of the modern democracy on the principles of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

The Ordre Lafayette is an international organization, in France, Europe, USA and Canada and was established to perpetuate the memory of General Marquis de Lafayette and to encourage and inspire the friendship between, France and USA and globally all the nations.

Between 1778 and 1781 more than 44 000 French soldiers and sailors fought alongside the Insurgents of the 13 colonies, more than 5 000 gave their lives for their independence.

240 years ago here in Yorktown more than 10 000 French soldiers and sailors were engaged in the ultimate battle … speaking English with a French accent… like me! And among them was the General Lafayette.

Today, many French people are here for the unveiling of the statue of Lafayette and among them is Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette his descendant

Please welcome him … Thank you

1) Gérard Charpentier 2) The statue of Lafayette unveiled

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1) Gérard Charpentier, Benoit Valdelièvre, Gilbert de Pusy la Fayette (statues), Michèle Vlahos, Johnny Jeulin 2) Benoit Valdelièvre, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Carmen Ortiz, Michèle Vlahos, Gérard Charpentier

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1) Jacques d’Orléans, Gérard Charpentier (statues) Johnny Jeulin 2) Gérard Charpentier and statues

2) 7:00 pm, Dinner at American Revolution Museum, Yorktown

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1)Nicole Yancey, Gérard Charpentier, Jacques d’Orléans 2) Bernard Guet Chevalier Ordre Lafayette Ambassador Ordre Lafayette  for Philadelphia & area, Gérard Charpentier, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Michèle Vlahos, Jacques d’Orléans

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1) Bernard Gut ans his wife, Gérard Charpentier 2) Johnny Jeulin, Jacques d’Orléans

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“Ordre Lafayette Table” Fanny and Benoit Valdelièvre, Carmen Ortiz, Michèle Vlahos, Gérard Charpentier, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Johnny Jeulin, Jacques d’Orléans

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

1) 8:45 am, Wreath laying at the “French Cemetery”, Yorktown

“This simple cross is thought to mark the burial place of about 50 unidentified French soldiers killed during the Siege of Yorktown”

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2) 10:30 am, Parade on Main Street, Yorktown

Gérard Charpentier, Benoit Valdelièvre with the dancers of “The ArtisT” troup from France  – Performing the “La Fayette Ballet”

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3) 11:30 am, Official Ceremony at the Monument to Alliance and Victory, Yorktown

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4) 12:30 pm, Reception at DAR Custom House Garden, Main Street, Yorktown

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Lunch time in the garden

5) 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm – “La Fayette Choreography”

« Under the Gracious Patronage of the Order Lafayette USA and Canada » at University Theater 4608 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk Va.

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After the show, a” Commemorative Diploma” is offered by Gérard Charpentier to the members of “The Artists”, the members of the Ordre Lafayette and friends.

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Followed by “Le verre de l’amitié” with Champagne Lafayette and tasting of the famous “Lafayette Liberty Pie” offered by “Les Moulins La Fayette” of Miami, Florida.

Enjoy!

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WILLIAMSBURG, VA – OCTOBER 16 AND 19, 2017

*ACCOLADE October 16, 2017

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Mr Benoit VALEDELIÈVRE admitted as knight of the Ordre Lafayette and Member of Advisory Committee and Permanent Correspondent Ambassador at Yorktown, VA

From left to right, Benoit Valdelièvre and his wife, Dr Gérard Charpentier

 

*ACCOLADE October 19, 2017

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Mrs Carmen ORTIZ from Paris, France Member of Ordre Lafayette-USA receive the medal of Knight of the Order Lafayette from Dr. Gérard Charpentier President and Grand Croix- Commander of the Ordre Lafayette

From left to right : Carmen Ortis, Michèle Vlahos, Gérard Charpentier Johnny Jeulin, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Jacques d’Orléans

 

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CHARLESTOWN / BOSTON, MA – USA October 15, 2017

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CHARLESTOWN near BOSTON, MA is the site of  The Bunker Hill Monument erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionnary War, fought there June 17, 1775.

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Dr. Gérard CHARPENTIER Ph. D. President / Grand-croix, Commander Ordre Lafayette Réseau AMERICA Network Ordre Lafayette Opens the ceremoy

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The count Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette is elevated to the grade of Commander

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Mrs Michèle Vlahos, Knight and Ambasador of the Ordre Lafayette, organiser of the ceremony introduces the candidates admited to the grade of knight

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From left to right, Picture 1 : Mr. Shelby Pierce, Mr Thomas Thaler,  Mrs Michèle Vlahos, Dr Doros Platika, Count Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Dr Gérard Charpentier , Dr Olga Duhl / Picture 2 : Captain Franics Magaletta (retired) and guests

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Others guests,  among them first picture Count Jacques d’Orléans (center ) and Patrick Botti Music Director and Conductor (right)

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Chef Jacky Robert owner of the French restaurant “Ma Maison » 272 Cambridge St, Boston, MA serve to the guest the “ Lafayette Liberty Pie” produced and offered by “Les Moulins La Fayette”   211 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL

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FANEUIL HALL, BOSTON FEB. 23, 2017

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BEFORE THE CEREMONY

Brief introduction by Dr. Gerard Charpentier Grand Commander Ordre Lafayette

to the key role played by LAFAYETTE AND FRANCE

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throughout the course of the American Revolution (1765-1783)

and the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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BG Emery Maddocks, new Knight Ordre Lafayette Order

And Dr. Gérard Charpentier Grand Commander  Ordre Lafayette

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From left to right

Valéry Freland, Consul General of France at Boston, MA

Marvin Gilmore Veterant WWII, Knight Ordre Lafayette 

B.G. Emery Maddocks (retired), Knight Ordre Lafayette 

Michèle Vlahos, Knight Ordre Lafayette

Thomas W. Thaler, Cincinnati Member 

Dr.  Gérard Charpentier, Grand Commander Ordre Lafayette

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B.G. Joseph A. Milano (Retired)

AFTER THE CEREMONY AT THE “UNION OYSTER HOUSE”

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2017 – 2017 – 2017 – 2017

MEILLEURS SOUHAITS POUR LA NOUVELLE ANNEE

BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR

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PROSPERO ANO NOVO

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LEXINGTON, MA – 09 November 2016

 LEXINGTON, MA CEREMONY – 09 novembre 2016

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Lafayette Memory Spaces

 LAUNCHING / LANCEMENT

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EXPÉRIENCE THE “FRENCH TOUCH” OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1-« LAFAYETTE Memory Spaces » In USA

« Lieux de Mémoire LAFAYETTE » aux États-Unis d’Amériques

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French Cemetery in Yorktown Battlefield

2-“French-Canadians” pro “American-Insurgents” and descendants

«Canadiens-français» pro «Insurgés-américains» et descendants

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3-LAFAYETTE Memory Spaces in France and Europe

« Lieux de Mémoire » LAFAYETTE en France et Europe

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Montpelier, VT and Burlington, VT

VERMONT – USA 15 cotobre 2015

Du  27 au 29 juin 1825 le Marquis de La Fayette traverse l’état d’est en ouest, passant une nuit à Montpelier VT et posant le lendemain la première pierre de l’Université du Vermont à Burlington VT, seule université aux États-Unis qui a eu ce privilège.

« Redécouverte » de la plaque commémorant le passage du Marquis de La Fayette à Montpelier, capitale du Vermont

Pavillion, Montpelier VT

En 1825 le « Pavilion » à Montpelier VT, juste à côté du capitole, était un hôtel et le marquis de La Fayette y a passé la nuit du 28 juin.

Aujourd’hui ce bâtiment est le siège du musée du Vermont. La plaque enlevée lors des rénovations a été retrouvée à ma demande dans les réserves du musée après ma visite.

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“A bronze statue of Gen. Lafayette (by John Quincy Adams Ward) … was erected in front of it on the Green….

The statue was seen as a nod to the building’s history, as the Marquis de Lafayette had placed its northwest cornerstone on a visit to Burlington on June 29, 1825.

It was later moved to the North end of the University Green, facing Colchester Avenue, where it stands today.”

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