November 27, 2021

Relive the tribute at the Invalides to Hubert Germain, the last Companion of the Liberation

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Hubert Germain’s burial ceremony will take place on November 11 at the Arc de Triomphe

After the military tribute, Hubert Germain’s burial ceremony will take place on November 11 at the Arc de Triomphe.

Hubert Germain’s coffin has left the Invalides

At the end of the ceremony, Hubert Germain’s coffin left the Invalides, carried by the Foreign Legion.

The last of the companions of the Liberation will be buried at Mont-Valérien, in accordance with the wishes of General de Gaulle, who had created this order.

The ceremony in memory of Hubert Germain ends

Emmanuel Macron’s speech finished, the tribute ceremony to Hubert Germain ends.

“The life of Hubert Germain is an anthology of commitment and courage”, notably greeted the Head of State.

“He had defended freedom”, greets Macron

After the war, Hubert Germain landed on August 15, 1944 on the beaches of Provence, recalls Emmanuel Macron.

The resistant then became involved in politics, becoming mayor of Saint-Chéron, in Essonne, then this “faithful de Gaulle and close to Messmer, (brought) their ideas, his own, to the National Assembly first. then in the ranks of the government then “, continued Emmanuel Macron.

“With his brothers in arms, he had defended freedom”, greets the Head of State.

Emmanuel Macron begins to deliver the eulogy of Hubert Germain

Emmanue Macron salutes the memory of those who “80 years ago raised France from the abyss”.

“At the dawn of twilight, (Hubert Germain) was the last to surrender,” begins Emmanuel Macron.

As a teenager, “he was undisciplined in everything (…) and knew only one fidelity, the fatherland”.

Hubert Germain’s coffin took place in the courtyard of the Invalides

After the arrival of Emmanuel Macron and the review of the troops, Hubert Germain’s coffin was placed in the courtyard of the Invalides.

A military tribute was paid to Hubert Germain on October 15, 2021 in the courtyard of Les Invalides © BFMTV

Emmanuel Macron arrived at Les Invalides

The head of state entered the courtyard of the Invalides, alongside his wife Brigitte Macron.

Emmanuel Macron at the Invalides, October 15, 2021
Emmanuel Macron at the Invalides, October 15, 2021 © BFMTV

For Hubert Germain, “the duty prevailed over the search for all personal interest”

“The duty prevailed over the search for all personal interest”, recalls General Jérôme Pellistrandi, editor-in-chief of the review. National Defense, on BFMTV this Friday in tribute to Hubert Germain.

Gérard Larcher arrived at Les Invalides

The President of the Senate, the second figure of the State, arrived at the Invalides to pay homage to Hubert Germain.

Many personalities present at the Invalides

Former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, head of deputies La France Insoumise Mathilde Panot, presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse or even ministers Eric Dupond-Moretti (Justice), Marc Fesneau (Relations with Parliament) Florence Parly ( Armies) and Geneviève Darrieussecq (Secretary of State for Veterans) are notably present in the courtyard of the Invalides for the national tribute to Hubert Germain.

The national tribute to the Invalides will start at 3 p.m.

The national tribute in memory of Hubert Germain will begin this Friday at 3 p.m. at the Invalides.

Hubert Germain will be buried at Mont-Valérien

After this national tribute, Emmanuel Macron will preside over the burial ceremony of Hubert Germain at the Arc de Triomphe on November 11. He will be buried the same day at Mont-Valérien.

This hill just 2 kilometers from Paris has great symbolic value. Over a thousand hostages and resistance fighters were executed there from 1941 to 1944 during the German occupation.

The Memorial of Fighting France, inaugurated on June 18, 1960 by General de Gaulle, was erected in honor of the combatants, resistance fighters and deportees of the Second World War.

Honors to the Legion flag, eulogy … Highlights of the ceremony

The ceremony which has just started will include several highlights.

In the courtyard of the Invalides, the honors will be returned at 3 p.m. to the flag of the 13th demi-brigade of the Foreign Legion. He joined this section in 1942 and as such participated in the battle of Bir-Hakeim

The Marseillaise will then be played by the Republican Guard during the entry of the coffin.

Several traditional arias from the Foreign Legion will also sound like “le Boudin” or “salut au Caïd”.

At 3.15 p.m., Emmanuel Macron will deliver his eulogy for Emmanuel Macron. Then the bell will ring, before a minute of silence and a new Marseillaise.

A military ceremony of funeral honors to salute the memory of Hubert Germain

This ceremony in honor of this former Gaullist deputy and minister of Georges Pompidou, the last Companion of the Liberation, will take the form of a military ceremony of funeral honors.

Died at the age of 101 last Tuesday, media tributes have increased after his death.