who were killed during the Second World War
It wasn't intended to be this way in 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the day that Nazi Germany surrendered bringing the war in Europe to an end. A time to remember the sacrifices made by many people from many different nations. Particularly poignant for countries like France that were occupied.
Unfortunately due to the coronavirus the ceremony was limited to just six people – the Maire (Christian Percevault) plus five representatives.
NB: all above photos taken at more than 2 metres distance.
Memories from 8th May 2011:
Looking back nine years to a more customary marking of VE Day. As it would have been but for the pandemic. In normal years there is a ceremony at the war memorial and then a second ceremony in the cemetery. In 2020 only the ceremony at the war memorial was held.
with a tremendous zest for life
He died in August 2011
'Élu une première fois au conseil municipal d'Épeigné-les-Bois en 1953, il a assuré deux mandats de conseiller puis quatre mandats de maire soit 36 ans au service de la commune.'