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This was a photo I took when visiting Paris with my daughter.  The beautiful French flag flying during Bastille Day in the equally beautiful Arc de Triomphe.  Like most of the rest of the world a part of my mind is taken up with what happened over there a few days ago.  Trying to make sense of it.  And I started thinking about my grandmother, resilient and still independent at 97 in Aveyron, deepest back-country France.  My grandfather, decorated with the Croix de Guerre in the Second World War.  My great-grandfather, also a Croix de Guerre recipient, in the First World War.  And an even more distant ancestor standing up for the rights of the people as a revolutionary.  All survivors, all fighters, all doing the right thing every day, not taking the easy road.

This is what we aspire to at Ahipara.  Vive la France!

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