Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – It was a day of pride and celebration in Senegal as nine army veterans who fought for France returned home after years of service. The former soldiers were finally able to reunite with their families and receive full pensions, ending a long-standing injustice.
[sub-heading1] A Long-awaited Homecoming
After spending years serving in the French army with little compensation, the nine veterans were finally able to return to their homeland. They received a warm welcome from their families, fellow soldiers, and government officials upon their arrival.
“The return of these nine veterans is a symbol of justice that should inspire all those who have contributed to the defense of our country,” said President Macky Sall in a statement.
[sub-heading2] A Repaired Injustice
For years, the veterans had been fighting for their right to receive full pensions from the French government. Many had immigrated to France to fight for the country during World War II and subsequent conflicts, only to be denied proper compensation upon their return to Senegal.
However, after years of advocacy and legal battles, the French government finally agreed to pay the veterans their full pensions, amounting to over €2 million in total.
“Dear veterans, in welcoming you today, we are celebrating a repaired injustice because you can finally live at home with your families and continue to receive your full pensions. This is only the beginning of the recognition of the value of your contribution,” President Sall said in his statement.
[sub-heading3] A New Chapter for Senegal-France Relations
The return of the veterans marks a new chapter for Senegal-France relations, with the two countries reaffirming their commitment to maintaining a strong partnership.
“This is a historic moment for both Senegal and France. We must continue to work together to strengthen our relations and ensure that the contributions of Senegalese veterans are recognized and respected,” said French President Emmanuel Macron in a statement.
The veterans themselves are also hopeful for the future, expressing gratitude for the support they have received.
“We are grateful for the support we have received from our families, fellow soldiers, and the Senegalese government. We look forward to living out our remaining years in peace and dignity,” said one of the veterans.
In conclusion, the return of the nine army veterans who fought for France is a landmark moment for Senegal and France, ending a long-standing injustice and marking a new chapter in their relations. The veterans’ dedication and sacrifice have been recognized, and they can finally live at home with their families and receive proper compensation for their service.