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La Voie de la Liberté 2016

On June 3nd,4nd and 5rd , Perrier hosts  the « Road to Freedom» Walk.
Applications will be accepted from 20 January 2016.

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Feel free to visit our site and we hope to see you alongside us for the next outing of “The Road to Freedom”.

 

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The freedom's way which links up Sainte Mere Eglise to Bastogne , in Belgium , commemorates the march of the 3rd US Army , commanded by the General G.Patton. Kilometer-markers show from kilometers to kilometers the Patton's route from Sainte Mere Eglise to Metz. On this kilometer-markers , we recognize a torch bursting out of the ocean , a symbol borrowed to the freedom's statue.

"The liberty's way , punctuated by sacrifice and heroism , has been the way of the victory and of the liberation: it reminds us the high and burning solidarity of the free nations and the French people's undying gratitude towards this young soldiers who have irresistibly been chasing away terror and slavery of our lands".

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At its creation , the hike of the freedom’s way is the history of a Voluntary couple from Periers who has been wanting to perpetuate the memory of the allied soldiers, who have sacrificed their life to give us our liberty to us French people marked by the landing of the  June 6th of 1944 in Normandy and to our Belgian friends marked by the Ardennes’ battle in December of 1944.

Let us pay a tribute To Pierre and Therese Guillard for all the energy which they have leaved and let us thank them for their attachment and their passion to bring back to make us relive the history by the sport. Let us thanks Philippe Collard too, deputy of Bastogne and Guy Horman , provincial adviser, who is the president of freedom’s way in Belgium.

Entrée de la ville de Bastogne (Belgique) jumelée avec Périers (Manche)

There are friendship’s bonds which have been created for more 20 years and which have led towards the signature of a twinning’s charter between Periers and Bastogne and towards the creation of many exchanges. Thus the first school exchanges were born between the school Sainte-Famille of Periers and the Institute saint Joseph of Bastogne, and the hike « peace’s way » was grafted to it.

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With an extremely welded and voluntary team, we have wanted to maintain the tradition of this pilgrimage, in a way, tinged by humanism to pass a message of peace and friendship between the peoples.
A Cycle hike with the highest security both in France with the military police and with the police of Belgium and of Luxembourg during the hike in Belgium.

At its creation , the freedom’s way linked up Periers to Bastogne and it was a huge work of preparation , more of one week of saddle for the hikers , an intense week of work for the whole of volunteers with the removal of luggage and of beds at each stage,… And with the passing of the years , the hike of the freedom’s way has been becoming an unavoidable institution written down on Calendar of the commemorative events of Periers and of Bastogne with the participation of many hikers from several countries, Americans, Canadians, Irish, English, from Luxembourg and of course Belgians and French...

It’s thanks to the permanent support of the local authorities  of the  communes and cities, of the regional council , of the shopkeepers and of the artisans ,to the support of the inhabitants and of the elective representative , that we can continue marking this page of history by conveying a message of peace , of fraternity and of friendship between all our peoples.

The President
Damien PILLON

 

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25 Nov 2017