HRH Prince Joachim presides over the rededication of The North Schleswig Graveyard in Braine, France on Saturday, 15 June.
The official ceremony takes place at 12.00 with a speech by Prince Joachim and the unveiling of a bronze plaque at the gate entrance to the graveyard. After the rededication, a wreath will be laid at the monument for the dead from North Schleswig, after which The Prince will inspect the graveyard.
The North Schleswig Graveyard in Braine, France has undergone a thorough renovation with the goal of turning it into a “memorial park” for fallen North Schleswigers from the First World War and, at the same time, giving the cemetery a traditional Danish appearance. As part of the cultural information, 12 tablets have been set up, listing the names and native parishes of the nearly 5,300 North Schleswigers who fell in the First World War.
The project was carried out by the architectural design firm Jørgen Overbys Tegnestue and came about in cooperation with the Danish Agency for Culture and Den Sønderjyske Fond’s Mindelegat (memorial grant programme).
After the event in the graveyard, The Prince takes part in a religious service in St. Yves (or, St. Ives) Church in Braine.