Been here before and always loved it. This year a little different: Thunderstorms rolling through the region. Ceremony moved to high school gym. But still impressive. Congratulations to Mrs. Alison Libersa who manages the cemetary for the American Battle Monuments Commission. It still was a roaring success.
It is a bi-lingual event. Some speakers are more bi-lingual than others. Mr. Richard Strambio, Mayor of Draguignan, is one. Besides his staff serves a great lunch.
Highlight of the event is United States of America participation. This year was General Arlan M. DeBlieck who is the “mission support” guy for US in Europe. He brought the Navy European Band with him. A great choice!
Like most ceremonies, all kinds of presentations. For instance, the Riviera Chapter of Democrats Abroad France lays a memorial wreath.
Thank you also to the French Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs and Interior, including regional, departmental and communal governments.
Due to a last minute logistical limitation with our host, Le Comptoir de l’imaginaire, Democrats Abroad France – Riviera Chapter is changing the location of our elections. The new location is listed below and is where previous Political Wines have been held. The date and time remain unchanged. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause.
La Canne à Sucre / Sports 11
11 promenade des Anglais 06000 NICE
Please join us on 12 JUN 2015 (Friday evening) at 19h00 to cast your ballot. Immediately following our voting, we will host a unique film screening of California State of Mind directed by Sascha Rice. If this change prevents you from submitting your ballot in person, you may still send your signed ballot (see PDF attached) and a photocopy of your American passport to our official Elections Monitor by midnight 11 JUN 2015:
MME Jennifer LAMARRE
6 bis Placette Saint Antoine
She is able to accept your ballots by either post or electronically via e-mail.
Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Palais Masséna
Public Transport: several bus lines serve bus stops: Congrès/Joffre, Grimaldi, Congrès Promenade (all in walking distance)