March 19, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of famed UVA aviator James McConnell’s death in combat. I’ve asked a friend who’s living in Paris to lay flowers on that date at McConnell’s bier in the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial. Is there anyone else who would like to participate? If so, please contact me for particulars. The observance will be a simple one. It will be attended by an escort from the American Battle Monuments Commission, which administers the Memorial.