Saturday, April 23
With a large group of citizens watching, the veterans paid respect at Cormelles with Mayor Oblin and then attended a reception and a magnificent lunch where several received the gift of a small book illustrating the town of Cormelles. Later Mayor Oblin graciously signed the books for the SAR veterans and friends.
Following lunch the veterans proceeded to the rural Cintheau Cemetery for a service, and the laying of a wreath. The group then walked among the graves of this Canadian War Cemetery looking for the graves of the SAR comrades.
Later there was a stop at a beautiful Polish cemetery with evergreens amidst the crosses.
In the afternoon there was time off to go sightseeing in Caen. Those who love the architecture of old Europe would be thrilled to see the big churches and their steeples. When you reach a high point such as the old fortress you can see the steeples all around you.
That evening the SAR hosted the guests, who included some special friends and dignitaries from the surrounding areas to a special meal. Later they presented gifts to Dr. Benamou and all the surrounding Mayors and General Graham Hollands.