Exceptional Christmas Celebration by Legiopreneur at the Institution des Invalides de la Légion Étrangère

Puyloubier, December 2, 2023

Sascha Kunkel, President of the Amicale Interprofessionnelle des Anciens Légionnaires Entrepreneurs – Legiopreneur, orchestrated a memorable day of holiday celebration on Saturday, December 2, 2023. The event took place at the illustrious Institution des Invalides de la Légion Étrangère in Puyloubier, marking a day full of honor, recognition and camaraderie.

A Solemn Beginning at the Legion Cemetery

The day began at 10 a.m. with a respectful welcome at the Legion Cemetery, symbolizing the profound tribute paid to our veterans. At 10:30 a.m., a moving ceremony at the Carré Légion, including the raising of the colors and the laying of wreaths, marked the start of the festivities. A special distinction was awarded to Aliaksei Androuchkin, the Amicale’s flag bearer, who was presented with the Médaille du Combattant in recognition of his exceptional dedication.

Christmas Shopping and Celebrating the Legionnaire Spirit

At 11am, members had the opportunity to visit the Boutique de l’Institution des Invalides de la Légion Étrangère, adding a festive touch with some Christmas shopping.

At 12.15pm, Colonel Madonna and President Sascha Kunkel welcomed General Youchtchenko. A memorable photo was taken on the staircase with all the members, immortalizing the fraternity that characterizes Legiopreneur.

Family and Recognition Luncheon

The central part of the day was marked by an exquisite lunch, where the General was welcomed with a bugle call to the tune of “Salut au Caïd”. President Sascha Kunkel, Founding President Jean-Pierre Bontoux, and General Youchtchenko shared their inspiring words. During lunch, heartfelt thanks were expressed to Treasurer Thien Tran and General Secretary Florent Ferrété, for their exceptional contribution to the organization.

Notable collaborations and artistic recognition

The fruitful collaboration with “A MOI LA LEGION”, the network of exchanges and mutual aid created by Mickaël de Prat and “Union National des Parachutiste” section 921 represented by its President Jean-Philippe Medouga, and not forgetting “Boule de feu”, the brand taking up a key expression of the Foreign Legion created by Victor Bonnet and sponsoring Benoît SAINT DENIS was highlighted, underlining the valuable partnerships that reinforce Legiopreneur’s mission.

Quality Entertainment and Enchanting Closing

The afternoon continued with captivating entertainment provided by a talented magician. A humorous sketch by JC added a touch of lightness and fun to the event. The day drew to a close around 4 p.m., leaving lasting memories in the minds of all present.

All in all, Legiopreneur’s Christmas Day at the Institution des Invalides de la Légion Étrangère was much more than a simple celebration. It was a palpable demonstration of the spirit of camaraderie, honor for the past and anticipation of a promising future for the Amicale. In this way, Legiopreneur continues to unite its members around the values that unite them, making every event an unforgettable experience.