The funeral of Dominique Bernard, the murdered professor during the Arras attack, organized this Thursday, October 19, take on a considerable symbolic dimension. They combine intimacy with each other. and national tribute.
A final tribute is paid to; Dominique Bernard, the murdered French teacher during the attack Arras. The teacher's funeral is being celebrated this Thursday, October 19, in Paris. Arras Cathedral by Bishop Olivier Leborgne. After the funeral convoy passed through Heroes' Square, the family and loved ones of the deceased entered the cathedral for a final goodbye. The ceremony, which should last 1h30, is held in the privacy of a private room. loved ones of Dominique Bernard, but the deceased's family "very touched by the thousands of signs of support" Please ensure that the ceremony is broadcast on a giant screen installed in the room. at the foot of the belfry of Arras, on the Place des Héros.
A place whose name echoes the gesture of the French teacher who intervened. à the assailant of Arras, yet the term "hero" now attached to in the name of Dominique Bernard bothers the family. However, this is how many inhabitants of Arras, notably the community of educational and students of the Gambetta-Carnot high school, where he taught, say they remember him in the media.
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The memory left by Dominique Bernard is also national. The French teacher was made knight of the Legion of Honor at posthumous title. The announcement was made made Thursday morning before the funeral and Emmanuel Macron will himself award the decoration. The President of the Republic and his wife, Brigitte Macron, are present at the funeral to represent the nation but no speeches are planned. The head of state should, however, speak with the family in private. The Minister of National Education, Gabriel Attal, is also present.
Wishing to bury the teacher in strict privacy at the cemetery of the commune of Berneville, where where he resided, the family of Dominique Bernard also wanted an intimate and religious ceremony. But the professors' relatives "are all at heart. aware that we must articulate three things: intimacy; family, the educational world turned upside down and the nation that feels concerned" said Bishop Olivier Leborgne. And the man of the Church added: “They are ready for it. I will talk about hope, the necessary commitment to justice and peace.
Students present and a former "friend" of the attacker
The Gambetta-Carnot high school in Arras closed its doors exceptionally this Thursday, many teachers and students from the affected establishment by the attack wishing to attend the funeral of their professor and colleague. 20 Minutes also reports that among those present at the funeral is a young 20-year-old student, called ; Tristan, who claims to have been "once a friend" of the assailant Mohammed Mogouchko, who was in his class in second grade. "ÇIt seems important to me to go there, because it concerns the cityé school in which I studied for nine years of my life" and "to honor the memory of Mr. Bernard," the young man.