The Sacred Way and Way of Liberty Committee is an association that was created on October 29, 1980.
Being intent on perpetuating the remembrance of all soldiers who died for France, the Committee’s motto is: «Remembering … by Making an Effort».
Five annual events are organized along with, as their climax, the Sacred Flame Relay between Paris and Verdun, which is the high point of our «Duty to Remember».
This Flame, removed from the Arc de Triomphe by representatives of the Verdun War Veterans, is returned to the Verdun War Memorial under the form of walking relays conducted by the athletes of the Sports Association of the Department of the Interior.
Since each year has its own special personality, we ceaselessly reinforce our service by offering conferences. Every year the association provides conferences that occur one hour before the Flame passes through towns located along the route. The purpose of these conferences is to prepare young participants for, and to educate them regarding, these Remembrance ceremonies.
Thanks to all our partners – and to you who assist us in our initiative.
founding President Jean SARTINI
Vice Président Fondateur Colonel Léon RODIER
President of Honour Rémi HERMENT
Président Maurice MICHELET
Vice-Président Philippe SAINT-VANNE
Secretary General Jean-Pierre ISCLA
Assistant Secretary Jean LEQUY
treasurer Norbert JANNOT
Assistant treasurer Aymeric SAINT-VANNE
Delegate for Belgium Jean DAUPHIN
Actions jeunes Anaïs LAPEL
Tiphaine LAPEL Yves TALAGRAND
Sporting events Philippe FELTEN
Dr Joël MOREL
Since the creation of the Sacred Way and Way of Liberty Committee, the team of volunteers could not have imagined the gain in importance of these Sacred Flame Relays.
We pay a glowing tribute to two people:
- Jean Sartini,who was one of the first founding members.
- Léon Rodier,who was also around at the beginning of this noble adventure and who, since 1971, has been one of the key figures of the Memory in the Meuse and the most fervent champion of Remembering the Battle of Verdun.
COMITÉ DE LA VOIE SACRÉE ET DE LA VOIE DE LA LIBERTÉ - 1 avenue du Corps Européen - 55100 Fleury-devant-Douaumont - Tél. 03 29 84 35 34 - Fax : 03 29 84 45 54
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