Message from Priez

by | Sep 18, 2022 | News

Mr Bahu, Mayor of Priez, France, on 10 September 2022 at the Royal Sussex Regiment monument.

Mesdames, messieurs, Merci de votre présence. Nous avons appris le décès de sa majesté la Reine Elisabeth dans sa résidence de Balmoral jeudi soir. La reine aimait la France dont elle parlait parfaitement la langue. Elle a accompagné nos vies tout ce temps car elle a régné durant 70 années. Nous avons suivi tous les évènements de sa vie publique et privée. Très jeune, elle a pris part à la seconde guerre mondiale. Toujours très élégante, elle arborait des tenues colorées qui lui allaient à ravir.

C’est une immense émotion. Nous présentons au peuple anglais et à sa famille nos plus sincères condoléances. Nous allons respecter une minute de silence. 

La famille Berrecloth est avec nous aujourd’hui, en ce 10 septembre, pour se souvenir et se recueillir autour de ce monument dédié à la mémoire de ces jeunes soldats du Régiment Royal de Sussex tombés le 10 septembre 1914. Les premiers échanges ont débutés en 2012, et depuis ce temps, nous avons toujours entretenu des relations avec nos amis anglais.  Il y a eu de très belles cérémonies d’organisées, des moments inoubliables. Chaque début de nouvelle année, vous ne manquez pas d’envoyer un petit mot. Nous vous remercions pour votre présence et votre amitié.

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for your presence. We learned of the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, at her residence in Balmoral, on Thursday evening. The Queen loved France, whose language she spoke fluently. She has been part of our lives as she reigned for 70 years. We have followed all the events of her public and private life.  At a very young age, she took part in the Second World War. Always very elegant, she wore colourful outfits that suited her perfectly.

It is with a deep emotion that we are sending our most sincere condolences to the English people and their families. We will now observe a minute of silence.

The Berrecloth family is with us today, on September 10th, to gather and remember around this monument dedicated to the memory of these young soldiers of the Royal Sussex Regiment who fell at Priez on September 10th, 1914. The first exchanges began in 2012, and since that time, we have always maintained relations with our English friends. There were very beautiful ceremonies organized, unforgettable moments. At the beginning of each year, you do not fail to send us a note.

 

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