Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite, November 5th 2013
By Nicole H. PIERRE.
On Tuesday 5th November 2013, His Excellency Pierre Ménat, French Ambassador in The Netherlands, welcomed approximately 100 guests to his residence to witness the awarding of “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite” of Jean-Luc Marcillaud. This honor, which is granted by the President of the French Republic, was bestowed onto Mr. Marcillaud for his dedication to the French and Francophone culture. Apart from his professional activity as an informatic specialist at the EPO in The Hague, Jean-Luc Marcillaud is also president of the association “Entente Francophone”, as well as “Affoi”. Ambassador Ménat decorated Jean Luc Marcillaud’s left breast with a medal adorned with a blue ribbon in the presence of his wife, his family and a few close friends. The evening was complete with cocktails, speeches by both His Excellency and Mr. Marcillaud, and a toast to officially commemorate this honorable event.