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WWI Centenary Celebration – Honoring the memory of Alan Seeger
Alan Seeger is a Harvard undergraduate who fought and died in WWI during the Battle of the Somme serving in the French Foreign Legion.
Seeger was the uncle of American folk singer Pete Seeger and was a classmate of TS Eliot at Harvard. He is most well known for having authored the poem, I Have a Rendezvous with Death, a favorite of President John F. Kennedy.
A statue modeled after Seeger is found on the monument honoring fallen Americans who volunteered for France during WWI located at Place des Etats Unis in Paris. (source: wikipedia)
DATE: 4th July 2016
TIME: 08:30AM - 04:00PM
08:30AM - 09:00AM : Registration (bring an ID Card)
09:00AM - 09:45AM : Commemorations by Local Officials and Army Rep
09:45AM - 10:15AM : Tree planting & poem reading by the Harvard Club of France
10:15AM - 11:15M : Memorial Mass
11:15AM - 12:30PM : Drink
02:30PM - 03:30PM : Concert by French Foreign Legion Orchestra
03:30PM - 04:00PM : End of Ceremony
LOCATION: Belloy-en-Santerre (Picardie)
ADMISSION: Free event, but mandatory registration (before June 15th) due to security reasons