100 Years ago today…
Monday, May 30th 1916
100 years later we remember
Artist, Poet, Soldier
‘came back the generous path of Lafayette ‘
Volunteering for the French Foreign Legion
to defend Liberty and France
He was commissioned to write and Ode in honor of his fellow volunteer soldiers and was to have been on leave to read this
‘Ode to the Memory of the American Volunteers Fallen for France’ on Monday, May 30th, 1916 at the Statue of Washington and Lafayette in Paris France.
His release papers were delayed or lost and May 30th found Alan still in the trenches of warfare.
Alan never got to read his ‘Ode to the American Volunteers Fallen for France’
Monday, May 30th
Decoration day / Memorial day
On Monday, May 30th
we will hear ‘Ode to the Memory of the American Volunteers Fallen for France’
(read by Quinten Rhea)