Macron marks Remembrance Day, 101 years since end of WWI

Published November 11, 2019, 6:56 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By the Associated Press

French President Emmanuel Macron is marking Remembrance Day by relighting the flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe.

French President Emmanuel Macron lights up the flame at the tomb of the unknown soldier next to French Armies Chief of Staff General Francois Lecointre under the Arc de Triomphe during commemorations marking the 101st anniversary of the 1918 armistice, ending World War I, in Paris Monday Nov. 11, 2019 . (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP/MANILA BULLETIN)
French President Emmanuel Macron lights up the flame at the tomb of the unknown soldier next to French Armies Chief of Staff General Francois Lecointre under the Arc de Triomphe during commemorations marking the 101st anniversary of the 1918 armistice, ending World War I, in Paris Monday Nov. 11, 2019 . (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP/MANILA BULLETIN)

Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron inspected the troops during Monday’s ceremony marking 101 years since the Armistice that ended combat in World War I.

The rousing sound of military band brass music was muffled by persistent rain for hundreds of spectators, some of whom waved French flags.

The French leader will later inaugurate a monument for the hundreds of soldiers who have died in foreign operations since 1963.

 
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