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Posted on: July 17, 2017

New Rochelle Sister City Committee Celebrated Bastille Day at City Hall

In celebration of New Rochelle's founding by French Huguenots 329 years ago, the New Rochelle Sister City Committee hosted a Bastille Day ceremony on Friday, July 14. This French national holiday, recalling the storming of the king’s political prison, recognizes the French Revolution as a result of the lessons learned in the American Revolution and ideas in our Declaration of Independence.

The ceremony included greetings by Mayor Noam Bramson, a short talk on Sister City Initiative programs by Committee Convener Peter A. Korn and a brief note on “Why We Celebrate Bastille Day” by Alexandra Leclere, Committee member.  Celebrants and guests witnessed the raising of the tri-color of the French Republic and join in singing, “La Marseillaise” and "The Star Spangled Banner".   


 


 

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