RABAT, MOROCCO Fébruary 02, 2018

POINT DE PRESSE / Press Briefing


Monsieur Mhammed HAKIM

I- Mhammed Hakim

Chevalier de l’Ordre Lafayette, Ambassadeur du « Réseau America Network » de l’Ordre Lafayette USA et Canada

Présente les fondateurs de la nouvelle organisation de l’Ordre Lafayette au Maroc

Presents the founding members of the new organization Ordre Lafayette- Morocco






Président : Mhammed HAKIM

Vice-président : Afif BENNANI

Secrétaire général : Abdelmajid BENJELLOUN

Secrétaire général adjointe : Aicha  DATSOULI

Trésorier : Mohammed AISSAOUI                       

Trésorier adjoint : Noureddine DINIA


Mohamed Toufik AMOUR



Chevalier de l’Ordre Lafayette, Ambassadeur du « Réseau America Network » de l’Ordre Lafayette USA et Canada

Abdelali YACOUBI

Badredine Filali BABA



Khadidja Hajoubi YACOUBI



Abdellatif AFOUD

Drapeau Maroc





M. Mhammed HAKIM



Montréal December 4, 2017

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Opening of the ceremony: Gérard Charpentier Ph.D. President and Ismail Harakat Master of Ceremonies

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M. Mhammed HAKIM who resides in Rabat, Morocco, is a life member and a member of the advisory committee of both organizations of the “Réseau America Network “of the Order Lafayette in USA and Ordre lafayette in Canada is admitted to the rank of Knight during a ceremony in Montreal in the presence of many friends and parents of the Moroccan community of Montreal.

Monsieur Mhammed HAKIM résidant à Rabat, Maroc, membre à vie et membre du comité aviseur des deux organisations du Réseau America Network de l’Ordre Lafayette aux USA et de l’Ordre Lafayette au Canada est admis au grade de Chevalier lors d’une cérémonie à Montréal en présence de nombreux amis et parents de la communauté marocaine de Montréal.

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On this occasion, he is also accredited as « Ambassador » of both organizations: Ordre Lafayette Order America Corp. USA and Association Ordre Lafayette Canada.

 A cette occasion, il a également été accrédité comme « Ambassadeur «  pour les deux organisations : Ordre Lafayette Order America Corp. USA and Association Ordre Lafayette Canada.

Thanks from the new knight M Mhammed HAKIM with gift giving

Remerciements du nouveau chevalier M. Mhammed HAKIM avec remise de cadeaux

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*To President Gérard Charpentier Ph.D. A painting by the famous Moroccan painter Afif BENNANI entitled « Kasbah à Ouerzazate » *Au Président Gérard Charpentier Ph.D. Un tableau du célèbre peintre marocain Afif BENNANI intitulé « Kasbah à Ouerzazate »

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and a painting by the Moroccan painter BELHAJ entitled « Porteur d’eau » for Johnny Jeulin Vice president / et un tableau du peintre marocain BELHAJ intitulé « Porteur d’eau »

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*To M. Ismail Harakat. A painting by the Moroccan painter BELHA entitled « Fantasia » *A M. Ismail Harakat. Un tableau du peintre marocain  Omar CHENAÏL intitulé  « Fantasia »


From Left to Right  / de Gauche à Droite

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Mhammed Hakim, Gérard Charpentier Ph.D. Président USA -Canada, Johnny Jeulin VP Canada, Michel Dubois, Ismail Harakat. 5 Life Members / 5 Membres à vie Ordre Lafayette

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14- IMG_4809The ceremony ended with a drink of friendship and tasting of the « Lafayette liberty Pie » offered and produced by « Les Moulins La Fayette ». / La cérémonie s’est terminée par un verre de l’amitié et la dégustation de la « Lafayette liberty Pie » offerte et produite par « Les Moulins La Fayette ».




Back home in Rabat, Morocco the new Knight of the Ordre Lafayette organized a reception at his home to deliver on behalf of President Gérard Charpentier Ph. D. a Diploma of Honors to renowned painters Bennani and Belhaj in thanks for the beautiful paintings offered at the ceremony of dubbing.


Remise diplome d’honneur et remerciement pour Afif Banni 16 décenber16, 2017 présenté par Omar Chenaï

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Remise diplome d’honneur et remerciement à Belhaj. Rabat dec 16, 2017






YORKTOWN, VA – VICTORY CELEBRATION OCTOBER 18,19, 2017 – Unveiling of the statue of Lafayette on Water Street, Yorktown – Ballet La Fayette

Yorktown is most famous as the site of the ultimate battle

of the American Revolutionary War

On October 14, 1781: A French column from Rochambeau forces took Redoubt No. 9 and an American column from the Continental Army under General Lafayette took Redoubt No 10. Cornwallis asked for capitulation terms on October 17. After two days of negotiation, the surrender ceremony occurred on October 19. Negotiations between the “United States” and Great Britain began, resulting in the Treaty of Paris of 1783.



 1) 11:00 am, Unveiling of the statue of Lafayette on Water Street, Yorktown


Click on, to enlarge / From L to R; Statue of Count de Grasse, Marquis de La Fayette (the new statue), George Washington

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This tribute to Lafayette was made possible by members of the American Friends of Lafayette with special thanks to:

The Celebrate Yorktown Committee of the Yorktown Foundation, The county of York, the Massachusettes Society of the Cincinnati

And the members of the Ordre Lafayette

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1)From LtoR: Johnny Jeulin, Officier Ordre Lafayette, VP Ordre Lafayette Canada, Count Jacques D’Orléans, Dr Gérard Charpentier, Grand-croix Commandeur Ordre Lafayette, President Ordre Lafayette USA and ordre Lafayette Canada, Michèle Vlahos, Chevalier Ordre lafayette, Ambassador ordre Lafayette Boston, & Area, Count de Pusy La Fayette, Commandeur Ordre Lafayette

2) Michèle Vlahos, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Michel Charbonnier Consul General of France – Washington and Gérard Charpentier, Benoit Valdelièvre, Chevalier Ordre Lafayette, Ambassador ordre Lafayette Yorktown & Area

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1) Gérard Charpentier, Christine Jeannin Chevalier Ordre Lafayette-France and Director of « The ArtisT » 2) Nicole Yancey Past Honorary Consul of France For Virginia, Gérard Charpentier, Johnny Jeulin, Christine Jeannin.

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1) Gérard Charpentier, Michel Charbonnier               2) The site with the 3 statues10- 1018_114037Gérard Charpentier, Michel Charbonnier, Chuck Shawn before the adresses7- i-9tJzP4s-L

Gérard Charpentier during  his address

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It’s a privilege and a great honor for the Ordre Lafayette Order to be here today for the unveiling of the statue of Lafayette the “Hero of Two Worlds” and one of the fathers of the modern democracy on the principles of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.

The Ordre Lafayette is an international organization, in France, Europe, USA, and Canada and was established to perpetuate the memory of General Marquis de Lafayette and to encourage and inspire the friendship between, France and USA and globally all the nations.

Between 1778 and 1781 more than 44 000 French soldiers and sailors fought alongside the Insurgents of the 13 colonies, more than 5 000 gave their lives for their independence.

240 years ago here in Yorktown more than 10 000 French soldiers and sailors were engaged in the ultimate battle … speaking English with a French accent… like me! And among them was General Lafayette.

Today, many French people are here for the unveiling of the statue of Lafayette and among them is Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette his descendant

Please welcome him … Thank you

The statue of Lafayette unveiled

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Jacques d’Orléans, Gérard Charpentier (statues) Johnny Jeulin

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2) 7:00 pm, Dinner at American Revolution Museum, Yorktown

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2.G: Bernard Guet Chevalier Ordre Lafayette Ambassador Ordre Lafayette  for Philadelphia & area, Gérard Charpentier, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Michèle Vlahos, Jacques d’Orléans

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« Ordre Lafayette Table » Fanny and Benoit Valdelièvre, Carmen Ortiz, Michèle Vlahos, Gérard Charpentier, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Johnny Jeulin, Jacques d’Orléans


1) 8:45 am, Wreath laying at the « French Cemetery », Yorktown

« This simple cross is thought to mark the burial place of about 50 unidentified French soldiers killed during the Siege of Yorktown »

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2) 10:30 am, Parade on Main Street, Yorktown

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3) 11:30 am, Official Ceremony at the Monument to Alliance and Victory, Yorktown

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4) 12:30 pm, Reception at DAR Custom House Garden, Main Street, Yorktown


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Lunch time in the garden

5) 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm – “La Fayette Choreography”

La Fayette USA-220-University

La Fayette ballet: la tournée US.


« Under the Gracious Patronage of the Ordre Lafayette in the USA and the Ordre Lafayette in Canada » at University Theater 4608 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk Va.

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After the show, a » Commemorative Diploma » is offered by Gérard Charpentier to the members of « The Artists », the members of the Ordre Lafayette and friends.

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Followed by “Le verre de l’amitié” with Champagne Lafayette and tasting of the famous « Lafayette Liberty Pie » offered by « Les Moulins La Fayette » of Miami, Florida.






WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Oct. 16 and 19, 2017 – Benoit Valedelièvre and Carmen Ortiz accolades –

*ACCOLADE October 16, 2017

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*ACCOLADE October 19, 2017


Mrs Carmen ORTIZ from Paris, France Member of Ordre Lafayette-USA receive the medal of Knight of the Order Lafayette from Dr. Gérard Charpentier President and Grand Cross- Commander of the Ordre Lafayette

From left to right: Carmen Ortiz, Michèle Vlahos, Gérard Charpentier, Johnny Jeulin, Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Jacques d’Orléans


CHARLESTOWN / BOSTON, MA USA October 15, 16, 2017 – Comte gilbert de Pusy elevated to the grade of Commander – Accolade of 5 new knigts

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CHARLESTOWN near BOSTON, MA is the site of  The Bunker Hill Monument erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775.


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Dr. Gérard CHARPENTIER Ph. D. President / Grand-cross, Commander Ordre Lafayette Réseau AMERICA Network Ordre Lafayette Opens the ceremony

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Count Gilbert de Pusy Lafayette elevated to the rank of Commander by Dr. Gérard Charpentier, Grand Cross, commander of the ordre Lafayette, President of the Ordre Lafayette Order America corp./ USA and Association ordre lafayette Canada.

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From left to right: Mr. Shelby Pierce, Mr. Thomas Thaler,  Mrs. Michèle Vlahos, Dr. Doros Platika, Count Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette, Dr. Gérard Charpentier, Dr. Olga Duhl

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Front left to right: Captain Francis Magaletta (retired), a guest, Mrs. Michel Vlahos, Dr. Gérard Charpentier, Colonel (retired) Michael Wabreck

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9- IMG_1347Chef Jacky Robert owner of the French restaurant “Ma Maison » 272 Cambridge St, Boston, MA serve to the guest the “ Lafayette Liberty Pie” produced and offered by “Les Moulins La Fayette”   211 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL

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FANEUIL HALL, BOSTON Feb. 23, 2017 – Brigadier General (Ret.) Emery Maddock admitted as a knight of the Ordre Lafayette

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A marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743 in Boston.


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A brief introduction by Dr. Gerard Charpentier Grand Commander Ordre Lafayette 

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About the key role played by LAFAYETTE AND FRANCE throughout the course of the American Revolution (1765-1783)  and the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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BG Emery Maddocks, new Knight Ordre Lafayette Order, and Dr. Gérard Charpentier Grand Commander Ordre Lafayette.

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From left to right

Valéry Freland, Consul General of France at Boston, MA

Marvin Gilmore (Veteran WWII), Knight Ordre Lafayette

B.G. Emery Maddocks (Ret.), Knight Ordre Lafayette

Michèle Vlahos, Knight Ordre Lafayette

Thomas W. Thaler, Cincinnati Member

Dr. Gérard Charpentier, Grand Commander Ordre Lafayette

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B.G. Joseph A. Milano (Ret.)


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Open to diners since 1826, is amongst the oldest operating restaurants in the United States of America and the oldest that has been continuously operating since being opened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Oyster_House

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