Post 605 Honors its Namesake - Benjamin Franklin

Mark Primmer - 1/21/2023

Celebrating the birthday of one of our nation's founding fathers and the first U.S. Ambassador to France, Paris veterans honored the man called the "first American" whose name we include in the full title of our post - the Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605.

During the traditional Arc of Triomphe ceremony held on 15 January 2023, Commander Mark Primmer and Jr. Vice Commander Patrick Morrissey, with assistance of local Girl Scouts laid a wreath on the French Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and rekindled the Eternal Flame.

A special thank you to our French veteran friends from Union Nationale des Combattants / section d'Issy-les-Moulineaux, and their President Adrien Ramassamy, who helped support us at this special ceremony!