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US, France observe Memorial Day in Paris on centennial of US entry into World War I

U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, greets a French flagbearer during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, greets a French flagbearer during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

French and Americans gathered to honor the sacrifices of Americans who died in World War I and World War II during a Memorial Day ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France, May 28, 2017. The Suresnes American Cemetery shelters 1,541 Americans who died in World War I, as well as 24 unknown Americans who died in World War II.This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the
First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

French and Americans gathered to honor the sacrifices of Americans who died in World War I and World War II during a Memorial Day ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France, May 28, 2017. The Suresnes American Cemetery shelters 1,541 Americans who died in World War I, as well as 24 unknown Americans who died in World War II.This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

Airmen from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band play the national anthems of France and
the United States during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, in
Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because
2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo
by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

Airmen from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band play the national anthems of France and the United States during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

French and Americans gather to honor the sacrifices of who served in the Lafayette
Escadrille at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017.
This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’
entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

French and Americans gather to honor the sacrifices of who served in the Lafayette Escadrille at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

French and Americans pay tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, at the Arc de
Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because
2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo
by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

French and Americans pay tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

Airmen of the 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard march past French troops as part of a
Memorial Day ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May
28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of
United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/
Released)

Airmen of the 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard march past French troops as part of a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/ Released)

U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa
commander, delivers a speech at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille
Memorial, in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially
signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, delivers a speech at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa
commander, speaks at a Memorial Day ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes,
France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the
centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben
Sowers/Released)

U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, speaks at a Memorial Day ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

Airmen of the 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard stand with their French counterparts at a
Memorial Day ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France, May 28, 2017.
This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’
entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

Airmen of the 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard stand with their French counterparts at a Memorial Day ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

Dassault Mirage 2000s of the French Air Force fly over a Memorial Day ceremony at the
Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day
is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First
World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)
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Dassault Mirage 2000s of the French Air Force fly over a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, Marnes-la-Coquette, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially signifcant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)

Paris, France -- U.S. Air Force Gen Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, greets a French flagbearer during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, May 28, 2017. This Memorial Day is especially significant because 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ entry into the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Ben Sowers/Released)