Week 42 – # A4 Patroitism

I was pleased that my timing worked out to catch the Ceremony for the unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe.  It happens each day at 6:30 and veterans and children come march a short distance Avenue des Champs-Élysées towards the traffic circle and to the Arc.

paris-31      
paris-32
paris-33
paris-34

 

they shut down traffic on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to allow them to march up to and across the traffic circle to the Arc.
paris-35

paris-36  Even school children are involved carrying calla lilies.

paris-37  Once they cross they lay the new red, white and blue flowers around the tomb and re-ignite the flame in remembrance.paris-13