Day of National Recognition for the Harkis in France
Day of National Recognition for the Harkis in France is held on September 25. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Harkis, who served as auxiliaries to the French army during the Algerian War between 1954 and 1962, fought against the National Liberation Front (FLN) under the command of French officers. While a National Day of Homage to the Harkis is organized every year on September 25, these men and their families are still waiting for signs of recognition from the French government.
A national day of homage to the harkis and other members of the suppletive formations is instituted in recognition of the sacrifices they made as a result of their commitment to the service of France during the Algerian war.
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