On November 11, the French commemorate the Armistice of 11 November 1918, an agreement between the Allies and Germany during the First World War, that ended the fights on the Western Front. This day, the French also celebrate Remembrance Day, a national holiday held to commemorate their fallen soldiers, mort pour la France during the conlict.
The commemoration ceremonies take part in all French towns. The French Army, including the French Foreign Legion, are involved in the events. For example in Calvi, Corsica, the legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) also participated in the ceremony, together with Foreign Legion veterans, to pay homage to the fallen soldiers in font of the War Memorial of Calvi.
For more pictures see the gallery shared within the original article:
L’hommage de Calvi aux soldats morts pour la France
Harold Vormezeele – a military funeral video
1er REG: Paying Homage to Major Nikolic
2e REP: Operation Aghrab in southeastern Niger
2e REP: History of the Foreign Legion’s last airborne unit