Arc de Triomphe

Originally commissioned by Napoleon in 1806, he died before its completion.  It sits magnificently at the hub of twelve intersecting roads and has witnessed history.  After World War I, the returning soldiers marched triumphantly through the arch, and it became the site of the tomb of the unknown soldier.  

The Arc de Triomphe is remembered as a memorial to all those who died in World War I.  I recently accompanied two World War II Veterans the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington Cemetery in Washington, DC.  Today we remember all those lost in wars defending our freedom.

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle
75008, Paris