EVERYTHING FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE
« For the Honour of France, for the sacred interests of Humanity »
(Napoleon the Great, 17th of Ventôse Year VIII – Saturday 8th March 1800)
On the 18th of September every year, the BM pays hommage to local rescuers everywhere in the world. On this occasion we also seize this opportunity to promote the organisations which help them, as well as their families (particularly in the event of wounds or death in service), to alert the public to the risks and needs of the profession, and to call for support for them in demonstrating against the closure of baracks, hospitals, and against budget cuts, etc.
To relay the event, and in order to allow you to share useful links, eyewitness accounts, articles, videos, tributes and demands, we have created, every year since 2011, on the occasion of the bicentenial of the Sapeurs-Pompiers of Paris, a Facebook event :
The 18th of September 2017 marks the 206th anniversary of the creation of the sapper-firefighters of Paris by Napoleon the Great. As the Bonapartist Movement, we have reached the conclusion that it is logical that this day be dedicated to honouring firefighters and other emergency services around the world.
The principle of this event?
A public declaration of our support for the Sapper-Firefighters, for firefighters and other emergency services the world over, for and by all those who wish to take part in it.
For 24 hours, it’s the moment to send a card to say thank you when you’ve been helped
…or when someone close to you has been.
Not that we’ll forget them on the 19th of September 2017 at 00:00, but at least this commemoration will be dedicated to paying hommage to them and to saying a great « thank you ».