The City of Unley will hold a vigil on Tuesday 17th November at the Unley Memorial Gardens commencing at 6.00pm in support of our French colleagues after the terrorist attacks of Friday 13th 2015.
Unley has a historic connection with France coincidently through the efforts at Pozieres of Unley’s own battalion the 10/27th, who fought to free the french from the oppression of the 1st World War. It was just last Wednesday we remembered those who served in the theatre of war.
And now 100 years on we find France again under siege, this time we are advised by ISIL.
We also have a deep relationship with Alliance-Francaise who reside here in Wayville. Our Mayor, Lachlan Clyne, has reached out to Jean-Christoph to let him know that we are here to offer our support if he needs and he has taken us up on this offer.
This will be by way of a vigil this coming Tuesday evening. The format for the evening will be finalised tomorrow night.
The events in Paris on black Friday has left France and the rest of the world in shock. There is not much we as individuals as far away as we are to do but coming together in this manner will go a long way. Our brothers and sisters in France will know we have done this and will be grateful.
I understand the French Ambassador to Australia, Christophe Lecourtier, will be here on Tuesday and that he will speak at the vigil.
I encourage all to come along and join us.
The Memorial Gardens will be the venue at the end of the month, on the 27th and 28th November fro the French market. In light the events of this week I encourage you all to put this one in your calendar/diary too. Let’s support France in their hour of need.