Sarkozy leads armistice commemorations in Paris

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12 November 2007, PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy led commemorations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Sunday to mark the 89th anniversary of the end of World War I.

12 November 2007

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy led commemorations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Sunday to mark the 89th anniversary of the end of World War I.

"On this November 11, we not only pay the nation's homage to all who died on the field of battle. We also recall how from so much blood and tears was born a great dream of peace," he said.

Only two French soldiers from the Great War survive. One of these,109-year-old Lazare Ponticelli, attended an Armistice Day ceremony in the Paris suburb of l'Hay-les-Roses.

AFP

Subject: French news

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