The day began on a solemn note. The laying of a wreath at the war memorial
and a minute’s silence for the fallen of Saint-Céré, victims of conflicts from the
trenches to Algeria. Red, white and blue carnations, laid by Pierre Poujade and
his wife, Yvette. Flanking them, two mayors in their Republican sashes, sons of
early-day poujadistes. A picture of respectful, patriotic commemoration.