Welcome! Bienvenue!

Welcome to the American Society of Le Souvenir Français!

We are dedicated to honoring the memories of all the French soldiers and sailors who gave their lives for the cause of freedom and are buried in the United States since 1777.

We are also dedicated to remembering all the French explorers and illustrious immigrants who helped discover the immensity of America and contributed to its greatness.

Join us in our mission to celebrate and perpetuate the multi-secular historic ties that bind France and the United States, unique in the history of nations.

“Bienvenue” to our pages, and “Merci” for your visit!

The Little Prince
Our bronze sculpture of The Little Prince was inaugurated on September 20, 2023 by Mrs.Catherine Colonna, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs. The American Society of Le Souvenir Français, Inc. is proud to have erected this bronze sculpture at Villa Albertine - Services Culturels of the French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue & 79th Street, a few steps from the Metropolitan Museum. We thank all of our donors and volunteers who so generously contributed to this new sculpture, which will undoubtedly become a favorite landmark for New-Yorkers of all ages and tourists from all over the world.
George Washington

"...France and America...
...United, Forever..."
George Washington
Orderly Book
secret countersign
February 6, 1783

Marquis de La Fayette

“The good fortune of America
is closely tied to
the good fortune of all humanity.

Marquis de Lafayette
letter to his wife
June 13, 1777

Our Mission

  • To honor and preserve the memory of French soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives for freedom, and who are buried in the United States.
  • To promote the appreciation for French culture and heritage in the United States, and the ideals that unite our two nations, in order to pass the torch of memory to younger generations.
  • To strengthen the historic long-standing bonds of friendship since 1778 between the American and French peoples, and to this end: erect or maintain memorials and monuments and encourage historical research, public presentations and publications in the media.

The American Society of Le Souvenir Français, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation established in 1993 in NY. © 2023 American Society of Le Souvenir Français, Inc