Hello chaps. I 've recently read a comment concerning the lack of interest from the people of Dieppe,regarding the 70th anniversary of the August landing.. I am born in Dieppe,so no need to say that i feel quite concerned by this remark.I will not speak for the young generation,most of you here are parents...But i'd like to say that not a year has past,since i was born,without i had a warmest thought on that very day;August 19th.. Every time i go back to Dieppe,i pay a visit to the Les Vertus Cemetery,with my children,to show them the price of the liberty we enjoy. A couple of years ago ,i lived in a beautiful small village in Normandie,called RY.Some of you may know,it is famous cause Gustave Flaubert's "Mrs Bovary" clearly is inspired by peoples of this place. I was a volunteer firefighter at this time,and i remember clearly that twice a year,on 14th of July,and at the end of August,we honored the memory of the 2 young Canadians dead while liberating the village.I believed them to be trapped in their Staghound armored car after being hit by a German AT gun.Believe me that when the Canadian flag was raised,you could hear a fly..... I leaved RY in 2001.This morning i was back in the village for a couple of minutes,and apparently,tradition is still alive and well,that's a good thing.So i took a pic for you. So be sure that Dieppe is not the whole France.