EVERYTHING FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE
« For the Honour of France, for the sacred interests of Humanity »
(Napoleon the Great, 17th ventôse Year VIII – Saturday 8th March 1800)
At 17:49 on the 5th of May 1821, Napoleon the Great passed away at Longwood House, on the island of Saint Helena. Ever since, the 5th of May has been a day for honouring his memory and that of the civilians and soldiers who have worked for him, either under his leadership, or following his example.
In order to allow more people to take part in this event, it has been renewed for the 15th of December, anniversary of the « Return of the Emperor’s Ashes » in 1840.
For those who will be present/ taking part in the ceremonies on the 5th of May this year, don’t forget to mention it to those around you… particularly those who’d like to be there too.
For those who won’t be able to be present, this Facebook event is particularly addressed to you :
– Thanks to internet, you can (on Facebook and elsewhere) add a profil/cover photo that symbolises what the Emperor represents for you.
– You can also invite friends for a meal among family and/or friends in honour of the occasion.
I WISH MY REMAINS TO REST ON THE BANKS OF THE SEINE, IN THE MIDST OF THE FRENCH PEOPLE THAT I HAVE SO LOVED
Last Will and Testament of the Emperor Napoleon the Great, I,2°