French President Emmanuel Macron is right this moment set to steer Armistice Day commemorations at Place Clemenceau in Paris.
The ceremony marks 102 years because the Armistice that ended World Battle I.
Whereas France normally observes the general public vacation with a parade in Paris in addition to a number of different occasions across the nation, this 12 months might be completely different because the nation is below a nationwide lockdown.
Macron will nonetheless lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier below the Arc de Triomphe, as is customary, however solely “a really restricted variety of civil and navy authorities” might be with him and the standard parade alongside the Champs Elysée is cancelled.
Residents will be capable of watch the ceremony on TV.
A tribute may also happen right this moment remembering a boy hailed because the nation’s youngest World Battle II hero who died when he was simply six years outdated.
Marcel Pinte, referred to as “Quinquin”, carried messages below his shirt to leaders of the resistance towards Nazi occupation.
His identify is ready to be inscribed on the battle memorial in Aixe-sur-Vienne simply west of Limoges in central France.
Armistice Day on November 11 marks the second weapons fell silent and World Battle I ended however it’s now additionally used as a day to recollect the deceased from all wars.