16 July 2018

14th of July: a parade that always takes place, in a weekend longer than usual

Laurenţiu Sfinteş

Today, the Gallic rooster sings La Marseillaise and at 10.09 am o’clock, will be on Arc de Triomphe, the one from the Avenue de Champs-Elysees, 75008 Paris. That is because at 10.10 am o’clock, the president of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, will arrive. He watches the troops and he receives the Place de la Concorde salute.

Image source: Mediafax

The parade will begin at 10.30. The ceremony’s theme will be “ Fraternité d’armes sous l’uniforme, l’engagement d’une vie ”/ Fraternity of weapons in uniform: a commitment for life. It will be opened by the guests of honor, Japan’s representative, foreign minister Taro Kono, and Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsin Loon. At 10.35 will begin the show offered by the air force, directly on Paris’s sky.   At 10.55 the scrolling blocs that has 4.290 soldiers, both men and women, will [...]

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