Thursday, April 21 at 18h, animations and a memorial service were held at Pier of honor in front of Tahiti Tourisme Harbour. This is where there are exactly 75, 300 volunteers left their Polynesian island to participate in the Second World War. If memory disappears, a part of our identity disappears. Keep intact the memories of their predecessors is the duty of the descendants of Polynesian soldiers parties liberate France in 1941 and for the soldiers of RIMAP-P (the Marine Infantry Regiment of the Pacific Polynesia) legatees of the tradition and heroism of the Pacific Battalion. And this year, in fact, a symbolic date can organize a big celebration of the commitment of more than a thousand Polynesians alongside Free France during World War II. This Thursday, April 21, we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the boarding 300 Tamarii Volunteers aboard the New Zealand boat Monowai, which transported them to New Caledonia. They joined Caledonian volunteers and the New Hebrides (Vanuatu today), to go to train in Australia then join operations in Europe. THE POLYNESIAN AMONG SOLDIERS WITH MOST FOUGHT DURING WORLD WAR II Colonel Beaudoin, commander of RIMAP-P, explains that "every year on April 21 we celebrate the departure of Tamarii Volunteers with a small ceremony. But this year for 75 years, we offer the public to remember or, for the younger ones, to discover this part of their history and the sacrifice of their elders. " Hence a more elaborate ceremony, conducted with the help of many public and private partners, and where the public is invited. The Battalion Pacific was one of those who has most fought during the war, participating in the liberation of North Africa, landed in Italy and then in the liberation of France. Soldiers of RIMAP-P still bear the "feed the release" a collective decoration granted to the Pacific Battalion for his courage, and wears the Cross of Lorraine du General de Gaulle in his badge, honor awarded for being among the very first to respond to the Appeal of June 18 Thousand Polynesians were involved in the war in the Battalion of the Pacific, warships, air forces, including the British SAS commandos or even in the resistance (as the brothers Michel and Gérard Coppenrath, in France for their studies in 1939) . The total population of Polynesia then was around 50,000 people, making it one of the participation rate in higher conflict in the world, even at 20 000 km of Nazi Germany. Strong patriotism, which blends well with the "warrior tradition Polynesians. Today, 200 volunteers are recruited by the army every year in Polynesia, the same as all the Île de France region, which has 11 million inhabitants ... "notes Colonel Beaudoin.