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Latest update : 2011-11-12

Upon marking 93 years since the end of the Great War on Friday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that Armistice Day, which traditionally commemorates soldiers' lives lost during WWI, would now be dedicated to all of France's war dead.

AP - France has decided to commemorate all of its war dead on Armistice Day -- a day previously reserved for remembering the soldiers who lost their lives during World War I.

President Nicolas Sarkozy presided over the traditional ceremony on Friday, which marks 93 years since fighting in the Great War came to an end.

He lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe and lit a flame, but strayed from convention by declaring Nov. 11 a day to remember the dead from all of France’s wars.

The United States and Britain have already made a similar move. The U.S. now calls the day Veterans Day, and it is often referred to as Remembrance Day in Britain.

 

Date created : 2011-11-11

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