Guy Benoit is offering a second presentation of its lecture on June 17th, for people who did not get a chance to participate in the first one.
Now as a member of ‘’The American Friends of La Fayette’’ and as a Franco/American, Guy’s interest is to provide a presentation on Le Marquis de Lafayette, who did his last journey to the U.S. almost 200 years ago next in 1824/1825. His personal life, his special relationship with Washington, but also his important implication in both countries. Lafayette was not only involved in our American revolution, but also in the French revolution. He was always present under the different regimes, Monarchy, Republic, Napoleon Empire, always at the front line to defend, Liberty, Freedom, which sustain the Democracy dear to our heart. Here is the long and rich life of the hero of 2 worlds.
The presentation will last about 90 minutes, including audience questions.
Guy Benoit is a French baby boomer, married to an American. After becoming an Aeronautical Engineer, he did his Military service in the French Air Force. Later, he worked for 2 different French airlines. Twice he was assigned to work for the French Minister of Defense, one of which, gave him the opportunity to live in French Polynesia. For his service in Aviation he received the ‘’Médaille de l‘Aeronautique’’. Retired since 2008, he is a consultant for 2 American companies, and became a US citizen in 2018.
He has studied history most of his adult life. Guy has been particularly intrigued by the history of WWII & WWI fought by his father & grandfathers, as well as American History.
In 2014 he self-published a book about the last battle of the 24 soldiers of his village killed in WWI and was interviewed and received a segment on a French Television channel for his research.
Here in the USA in 2017, 2018 and 2019 his WW1 presentation was supported by the Alliance Française and the Honorary Consul of France. He has also been fortunate to present for the DAR and for the OLLI/OSHER Adult Education at ASU.