Liberation of Paris 75th Anniverary Commemorative Mass

August 29, 2019 @ 10:00AM — 11:00AM

A "Thanksgiving Mass" to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris.

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On Thursday, August 29th at 10 a.m. a "Thanksgiving Mass" will be held at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi Germany.

The Free French diplomatic and military mission to the USA in Washington DC held a Thanksgiving Mass at St. Matthew’s on August 26, 1944 to commemorate the liberation of Paris by Allied forces, Free French resistance organizations inside France, and the people of Paris. General Charles de Gaulle held a celebratory Mass on that day at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The August 29th Mass will be celebrated by U.S. and French military clergy and will include music from French works.


The Liberation of Paris 75th Anniversary Commemorative Mass is sponsored by The First Alliance Foundation, whose mission is to honor and enhance the French-American strategic and military alliance.