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.

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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.
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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

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