CHAPTER MEETING – Thursday, January 25, 2024

Dear Daughters,

The Sons of the American Revolution have sent us an invitation to a conference on Tuesday 16 January at 3:30 PM on the Ville de Paris, the vessel of the Admiral de Grasse.
The invitation sent by separate email.

The VFW (the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US) is organizing a rekindling of the Flame under the Arc de Triomphe on Wednesday 17 January at 6:30 PM to celebrate Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. This ceremony is open to all, subject to traffic congestion. Dress warmly!

We hope that 2024 is off to a good start for you and your family, and wish you happiness, health and success in the New Year!

The Chapter Board looks forward to seeing you at our first Chapter meeting of the year on Thursday 25 January, at 7 PM.

  • 6:30 PM: Welcome
  • 7 PM: Chapter meeting
  • 7:30 PM: Conference « Medicine and War : Doctors in times of conflict »
  • 8:15 PM: Cocktail & Galette des rois

Address : 3 rue Louis Boilly – Paris 16e, at Catherine Armand’s home (code 2605A).

Spouses and families are cordially invited from 7:45 PM on.
Please confirm your presence (and your contribution to the cocktail).

Ellen Hampton, chapter member and author, will speak on “Medicine and War: doctors in times of conflict”. Her most recent book, Doctors at War: the Clandestine Battle against the Nazi Occupation of France, was published in spring 2023 in the United States.

Ellen will give a quick overview of medicine in times of conflict. Smallpox was the greater enemy for American forces in the Revolution, and General Washington insisted that all his soldiers be vaccinated against it. He was aided in that effort by Jean-François Coste, chief physician for the French troops who arrived in Newport with General Rochambeau. Over 150 years later, doctors in occupied Paris battled against Vichy government policies while providing clandestine help to the Resistance.

We look forward to seeing you!

Warm regards,