at Saint-Dizier
  • The War Veteran Centre was inaugurated on the 11th November 2002 and is situated at the entry to Air Base 113 in the former town hall in the village of Hoëricourt, totally destroyed in a 1944 bombing raid.

    The memorial centre belongs to the Air Base and was created in the first instance as a communal meeting point for some thirty war veteran associations, war wounded and St. Dizier patriots.

    The centre, run by volunteers, also aimed to create a French Memory Museum where different objects dating from the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 to modern-day conflicts are on display. These range from aircraft carrier models, letters, maps to military firearms. The exhibitions show daily life as it was lived by the armed forces and the local population.

    The papers on show come from gifts, loans and private collections from local inhabitants. The veterans are also keen to acquire national flags to add to their collection, but all objects are gratefully received.
    The collection grows and the different themes and documents vary regularly, presenting a new outlook each time the museum opens its doors.
    First constructed to honour veterans and war victims, the centre also takes pride in its teaching role of passing down history and remembrance to future generations.
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  • From March 24, 2018 to March 24, 2018
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