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Élysée Palace announces French President's Armistice Day 2013 programme

Posted on on 10 November 2013
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French President Francois Hollande will lead the country in marking the 95th anniversary of the end of the First World War tomorrow.

The Élysée Palace announced details of the President's scheduled programme for Armistice Day 2013.


10:30am: Wreath-laying at the statue of France's First World War leader, Georges Clemenceau

10:40am: Journey to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, accompanied by the Republican Guard

10:55am: A review of the troops at Place Charles de Gaulle

11:00am: Ceasefire marked; wreath-laying and rekindling of the Flame of Remembrance

11:20am: The President meets families of fallen French soldiers who have died in the last year

Source: The Élysée Palace

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Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News