“Founded in 1887, “Le Souvenir Français” aims to maintain French soldiers’ graves in France and abroad, and to preserve the memory of the soldiers who died for France. The Danish committee of the organization has been responsible for these tasks since the 1920s. During the interwar period, the Danish Committee was attached to the main organization Le Souvenir Français, but retained a high degree of independence. The purpose of both organizations is the same:
- to preserve the memory of the soldiers who died for France or by excellent action have made France honor;
- to watch over the maintenance of their graves and the memorial marks erected for them, as well
- to pass on the memory of them to future generations
The Danish Committee periodically inspects the individual graves and memorials to ensure that these are looked after and possibly renovated, if necessary. “
Princess Marie is Patron of Le Souvenir Français – Den Danske Komité since May 2nd 2019. You can read more about Le Souvenir Français – Den Danske Komité’s work here.