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Written By Gale Crafton, National Chair, DAR Tours Committee
Join the President General and the Dillon Administration as we travel to France in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles!
The 2017 France Tour, October 7-14, 2017, will include visiting the World War I Somme American Military Cemetery which honors the ultimate sacrifice of 1,844 American military men who lost their lives serving in World War I. A visit to Chateau-Thierry Monument and Belleau Wood Marine Monument commemorates the 2,289 U.S. soldiers who fought and lost their lives in the Marne Valley during the spring and summer of 1918.
We will walk Fort Vaux, where the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle of the First World War on the Western Front was fought from February to December 1916.
Our 2017 France Tour will also include a trip to Tilloloy, France, where the Daughters of the American Revolution reconstructed the municipal water system after its complete destruction during WW I.
Joining with Rochambeau Chapter members in Paris, we will also visit the American Revolutionary markers along Place des Etats-Unis in Paris, the American Cathedral, and the tomb of Marquis de Lafayette in the Picpus Cemetery. A tour of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles where the Treaty of Versailles which ended WW I was signed.
So, if you have always wanted to learn more about the historical connection of the United States and France, or see the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Norte Dame, Arc de Triomphe, visit the Louvre Museum, or just have that leisure cup of coffee while sitting at an outdoor café along the Champs Elysees, this is your chance!
Visit the DAR Tours Committee page to download the Tour Brochure and detailed information. Space is limited, so don’t miss out on this exciting France Tour!