An event that left its mark on us: it was the last “decade” celebration to which veterans could still participate. UNIVEM had invited two D-Day veterans with their family : Bill Elwood and John Trippon, and a third one, Dough Cahow, Korean veteran but whose brother fell during the Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes, 1944.

It was utmost important to enjoy this intense time together: very sadly Bill and John died short time after they returned home in the U.S..

Thank you John. Thank you Bill. Thank you Dough.

On the side of these encounters of a rare intensity, many other events made this celebration unforgettable for all of us (see here).