French President Emmanuel Macron spoke out against the destruction of monuments and revision of history. The corresponding statement was made by the head of the Republic on Monday on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the city of Bormes-Les-Mimosas (South of the Republic) from the Nazis.
вЂњUndoubtedly, there are forgotten heroes, but there is no story to be reviewed,вЂќ said the President. вЂ” Our history is a single whole. Researchers are trying to establish the truth, better understand what has happened, but we do not seek to destroy monuments, and erase names. This is not for the benefit of the republicвЂќ.
Macron said this is the third time he is participating in a ceremony as French President on the anniversary of the liberation of the city. вЂњThis ceremony is in memory of the heroes who created the image of the country,вЂќ he stressed. The President paid tribute to the French Resistance fighters, people's movement participants, and soldiers who came from Africa to liberate France. вЂњBy uniting these forces, they were able to lead to liberation,вЂќ he stressed. The head of state added that the operation in the south of the country вЂњhelped France to take its place among the victorious powersвЂќ.
At that time, Macron reminded, the spirit of solidarity and fraternity helped to withstand severe trials. вЂњAt a time when the country is experiencing an unprecedented crisis, solidarity helps us protect the weakest. Everyone has a role, a responsibility to the country, which he must realize,вЂќ he concluded.