A national holiday in France: A Celebration to honor special heroes

praised As the army choir, the "Marseillaise", the camera moves over the faces of the nurses, Doctors, paramedics and nurses that have obtained in white coats

A national holiday in France: A Celebration to honor special heroes

praised As the army choir, the "Marseillaise", the camera moves over the faces of the nurses, Doctors, paramedics and nurses that have obtained in white coats in front of the presidential grandstand position. They took a look and seriously, a blond nurse shoot angles of tears from the eyes. Minutes of clapping the President, Ministers, distinguished guests and dignitaries and applauding you. In the Blue-White-Red of the national flag, the soldiers on the roadside, has been set, the white stripes specially wide, to thank the helpers in White for your use.

Michaela Wiegel

Political correspondent, based in Paris.

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France has honored the national holiday of the "heroes of the Corona-crisis" and the traditional military parade, a very special face awarded. On the bleachers the cashier sat inside and the package offered, refuse workers and teachers, "the people who have kept our country on the Run", as mentioned by President Emmanuel Macron later, in his television interview. Include "heroes," France pays tribute to this exceptional ceremony, especially, the German Doctors and nurses who have saved 130 French Covid-19-patients. The treatment costs were not provided to the severely ill French in the invoice.

the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) has received as the guest of honor, the thanks for it. But he is not traveled alone. In the course of the epidemic, the French President, has discovered the strength of the German federalism, which allowed for a tiered approach, while France chose the words, Macrons, the "most radical and hardest, but also most simple measure", a total Lockdown of the whole country. This should never happen again, stressed the President. Therefore, he has urged his new government team under Prime Minister Jean Castex, from the German model for inspiration. He also urged the Prime Minister, several Federal States will be invited as guests of honor to Paris.

Laschet's candidate

it is to appreciate The French heads of state, an unusual gesture, the Armin Laschet (CDU), Volker Bouffier (CDU) and Tobias Hans (CDU) did not, and on the honorary tribune on the Place de la Concorde, place took. Especially Laschet, the German-French cultural representative in Paris is well-known, stand in the center of attention. President Macron left his Confidant, the Minister of education, Jean-Michel Blanquer and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, in individual meetings with Laschet make plans for the future. In Paris, Aachen, in the spirit of the Aachen-based contract is traded, as a candidate for succession of the Chancellor.

But also in the military part of the ceremony, with the parade on the Champs-Elysées were abandoned, came to Germany not too short. So an A400M transport aircraft of the Bundeswehr on the spectators away thundered to remind you that a medical emergency equipped machine had ensured an ambulance transport from France to Germany. Thanks to a derogation, an officer in the air force was also with the saber of his French comrades eager to join forces. Also cadets of the German-French flying school in Salon-de-Provence, as well as a naval officer were at the parade on the Place de la Concorde here. The main role but had the medical staff, before the military icon bowed table.

"A dedicated, United and solidary Nation," the Motto of this year's national celebration day, seemed to be fulfilled at the Celebration. However, the Illusion of a United country did not last long. In the television interview, the President of Macron admitted that to him a lot of hostility contrary to suggest. He admitted "blunders" and "errors". "I have awakened the feeling that I'm reformed in you, and that's not fair," said Macron. With the new government team, he wants to change the method.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 12:19

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