Memorial for the liberation of Chateau-Gontier

New memorial for the Liberation of Chateau-Gontier – Inauguaration Sunday

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Memorial for the liberation of Chateau-Gontier
Pending its inauguration on Sunday afternoon, the memorial in honor of the 2nd Armored Division was installed in Frome square. | Jennifer Chainay

In memory of the liberation of Chateau-Gontier by Leclerc’s division, a Memorial has been installed in Frome square. It will be inaugurated on Sunday afternoon.

“The idea is to trace the route of the Leclerc armoured division in August 1944,” explained Vincent Saulnier, deputy mayor of Chateau-Gontier, in charge of managing projects, during the presentation of the memorial, a month ago, in the workshop of Jacky Renier, stonecutter.

Like 109 other municipalities, Château-Gontier will have its memorial for the liberation of the city. Established in Frome square, it will be inaugurated on Sunday afternoon in style.

Marcel Hupin, Committee Chair of the Veterans Château-Gontier Bazouges and Colonel Maurice Courdesses, President of the Maréchal Leclerc Foundation of Hauteclocque and President of the veteran Association of the 2 e Armoured Division will be present. 

The inauguration starts on Sunday, April 26, at Frome square of Chateau-Gontier, from 2pm

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