(VOVworld) – French President Francois Hollande and German President Joachim Gauck attended a ceremony on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. The ceremony took place at Hartmannswillerkopf, Alsace, where 30,000 French and German soldiers died in fierce fights. Addressing the ceremony, the two leaders recalled the fallen soldiers’ sacrifices and praised French-German friendship in rebuilding Europe after WWII. After the ceremony, Hollande and Gauck placed a stone symbol of reconciliation between the two peoples at the site of a planned WWI museum.
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