The procession from the new church to the Town Hall
In this view you can see the procession for the 68th anniversary from the new church in Oradour-sur-Glane to the Town Hall in the new village. This procession follows the mass held in the new church at 14:00 on 10th June 2012 (the time of the arrival of the SS in Oradour on 10th June 1944). The Town Hall is to the rear of the photographer: see Village Plan for more detail of the layout of Oradour today and also Village Plan of Oradour ruins.
As an example of the timing of events for the commemoration of the massacre, here is the program for the 68th anniversary, held on Sunday June 10th 2012.
14:00 ... Mass in the Catholic new church of Oradour-sur-Glane
15:00 ... Reception of the personalities and other participants in the Town Hall
15:15 ... The procession leaves the Town Hall
15:30 ... Laying of the wreaths at the monument for the children at the school
15:45 ... Laying of the wreaths at the monument for the dead of both World Wars
16:15 ... Laying of the wreaths in the old church of Oradour-sur-Glane
16:25 ... A minutes silence held on the fairground of the old village of Oradour-sur-Glane
16:35 ... Laying of the wreaths at the memorial to the dead of Oradour in the cemetery
17:00 ... End of the ceremony
© Michael Williams: July 2012