Le Roeulx: Armistice Commemoration (Antenna Television Centre)

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Georges Price est un soldat canadien décédé le 11 novembre 1918, deux minutes avant la proclamation officielle de l’armistice. Il représente aujourd’hui la dernière victime militaire de cette grande guerre.

Et c’est à Ville-sur-Haine, dans l’entité du Roeulx qu’il a été abattu par un soldat allemand. Les discours et sonneries résonnent donc particulièrement lors de la commémoration du 11 novembre.

Cette année encore l’armée du Canada a dépêché sur place une délégation.

Voir le reportage

Réalisation : Guy Dewier et Vincent Panepinto

Interviews :

  • Jean-Francis Formule –  Echevin du Civisme (Le Roeulx)
  • James Godfroid – Colonel Canada Army
  • Maryline Lahaie – Riveraine
  • Anne-Christel Vilain – Directrice de l’Ecole Georges Price

Inauguration “George Price School”

This Friday, 24 April, the municipal school of Ville-sur-Haine was named George Price School in honour of Gerorge Price, the last Canadian and Commonwealth soldier who was killed during the War of 1914-1918. This happened on 11 November 1918, a few minutes before the ceasefire, three hundred meters from the school building.

The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of his Excellency Denis Robert, Canadian Ambassador in Belgium. A large military delegation from SHAPE, under the command of Capt(N) J.D. Scanlon, was also present.

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Congratulations to Jean-Francis Formule, Municipal Councillor for Education and Citizenship, who perfectly organized this ceremony.
Also, thank you to Miss Anne-Christel Vilain, School Principal, and the teachers who were involved in the realization of this project over many long months.
“Bravo” to all the students as well. They participated with great talent and all their heart in this event.

View Antenne Centre Télévision report

 

Visit of the Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs at the George Price monument

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Dans le cadre des commémorations 1914-1918, le ministre canadien des Anciens Combattants, Julian Fantino, s’est rendu ce mardi 5 août au monument dédié au soldat George Price.

Voir les photos

IMG_2893 - Dimitri Deblander