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The World Will Always Remember September 11
The American Cathedral of Paris hosted a "Liturgy of Remembrance and Hope" which will began following the singing of the French national anthem at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, followed by the U.S. anthem and remarks by the Ambassador. French and American color guards presented the flags. Representatives of the French police and fire fighters, American citizens and others lit candles for each country that lost citizens in the September 11 attacks while the list of countries was read in English and French. Prayers and an anthem followed. Service concluded with singing of "America the Beautiful."

A World United
President Chirac Pledges Support
President Chirac
"I want to tell President Bush, who is my friend, that we stand in total solidarity — we bring you the total solidarity of France and the French people. It is solidarity of the heart."

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White House photo by Paul Morse.

National Anthem of France: The Song of Marseilles
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Fact sheetFull text of anthem

Ye sons of France, awake to glory!
Hark! Hark! the people bid you rise!
Your children, wives, and grandsires hoary
Behold their tears and hear their cries!

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