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France's first National Day Honoring the Victims of Terrorism

France’s first National Day Honoring the Victims of Terrorism

Published on February 27, 2020
The Embassy of France in the United States will held a commemorative ceremony on March 11 in honor of the victims of terrorism.

On the occasion of France’s first National Day Honoring the Victims of Terrorism the Embassy of France to the United States is organizing a Commemorative Ceremony followed by a screening of the Netflix documentary on the Bataclan attacks “13 novembre - Fluctuat Nec Mergitur".

A moment of silence led by the Ambassador of France to the United States, Philippe Etienne, will be observed at 5.30pm.

The remembrance moment will be followed at 6:00 pm by the screening of “13 novembre - Fluctuat Nec Mergitur” directed by Jules and Gédéon Naudet.

After the screening, a discussion panel will be moderated by Florence Hermite, liaison magistrate of the Embassy of France, in the presence of:

  • Jules Naudet, Director of “13 novembre -Fluctuat Nec Mergitur”
  • Chief Joseph Pfeifer (ret.) , former NYPD First Chief responder during the 9/11 attacks
  • David Fritz-Goeppinger, Bataclan attacks victim
  • Terry Grace Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday’s Children


  • The doors will open at 5 pm and close at 6:30 pm. Please allow extra time for security check-in.
  • You will need a valid photo ID and your Eventbrite ticket (printed or ready on your phone) . Please remember that for security purposes the name on the ticket must match the name on the ID.
  • There will be no on-site parking. Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.If you are looking for public transit options, the Metrobus D5 and D6 routes have stops near the event’s location.
  • Please be advised that for security reasons, Embassy staff and security services cannot allow large bags or backpacks , or bike helmets to be brought onto Embassy grounds. The security team reserves itself the right to confiscate any items not appropriate.

La Maison Française
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Wednesday, March 11, 2020