Jacques Chirac, the great absent of the funeral of Simone Veil – Gala

Health 2 July, 2017


Simone Veil died Friday at the age of 89 years. In tribute to his career and to his political work, funeral expenses the national will be held Wednesday in the courtyard of the Invalides, in Paris, in the presence of the head of State.

The date has been fixed. Less than 48 hours after the disappearance of Simone Veil, at the age of 89 years, the Journal du dimanche (JDD) announces the program of the funeral of the former minister of Health. According to the publication, the great political figure will be right on Wednesday at the funeral national held in the courtyard of the Invalides, Paris. Well decided to be present during the ceremony, the president of the Republic has even furthered the traditional council of ministers so that it does not interfere with the funeral. Emmanuel Macron will also not make act of presence, but will give himself the eulogy of Simone Veil. The Elysee palace says that the ex-minister of Economy will address, then, the ” three dimensions of the life of Simone Veil “: its commitment to Europe, its belief feminists and the drama of the Second world war.

Exemplary throughout her career, Simone Veil was, already in his lifetime, unanimously recognized and accepted by the representatives of different political movements. It is sufficient to have the heart net, to observe the guest list at his funeral. Three former presidents of the Republic will do as well on the road this Wednesday: François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and Valery Giscard d’estaing. Jacques Chirac, very close to Simone Veil, will unfortunately not make the trip, his health greatly reducing its mobility. During these funeral worthy of a head of State, the JDD specifies that Simone Veil will be entitled to military honours. The log also indicates that the French flags will be decorated with black crepe as a sign of mourning, while the flags of europe will be half-masted. Following the funeral held at the Invalides, Simone Veil will be interred in the Montparnasse cemetery beside the love of her life, Anthony, who died four years ago. Some of the French hope, however, that the ex-President of the european Parliament ultimately rests in the Pantheon.

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Simone Veil

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