|The dedication of the memorial|
On 29th may 2003 a memorial named « Peace remembrance » was dedicated with relatives of crewmembers:
Sally and Roger Van Dyke Symmonds, nephew of Harry Symmonds,
Sherry and Ray Kaskey, son of Ray Kaskey of the original crew,
Jeannnette and Bob Koch, niece of E. Mc Coy.
A lot of authorities :
Gary A Clement, of the United States consulat,
Jacques Adelée, American military Cemetery of St James,
Jean Gaubert, député,
Didier Morel, conseiller général.
And others presidents of veterants associations, witnesses and residents of Les Champs Géraux.
After speaches of Mr le Maire, Georges Lucas, Gary A Clement and the député Jean Gaubert. Roger Van Dyke Symmonds spoke for the families gathered here just before the blessing of the memorial. Four children of Les Champs Géraux read a message of Peace (below) before put flowers in front of the memorial. Others children read the names of the military and civilian victims of Rennes and Pleugueneuc. This moment touched the crowd deeply.