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Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member btrodrigues
N 48° 50.840 E 002° 19.997
31U E 451085 N 5410699
Quick Description: Luxembourg Gardens is the largest park on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. The gardens were laid out in 1612. Most of the statues date from the 19th century. Right next to the original model of the Statue of Liberty, there's a 9/11 memorial
Location: France
Date Posted: 5/26/2010 2:48:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM8XGC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 46

Long Description:
On the right side of the statue there is an American oak planted by Christian Poncelet, President of the French Senate, on January 30 2002. It is dedicated to victims of the terrorist attack on 11th September 2001, as a symbol of Franco-American friendship.
Date of Dedication: 1/30/2002

Name of organization that built the memorial: The American community in Paris

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Text on the memorial:
This America oak is dedicated to the memory of victims of September 11, 2001 in the United States of America. Gift of the American community in Paris as a symbol of Franco-American friendship, planted on January 30, 2002 by M. Christian Poncelet, President of the French Senate in the presence of The Honorable Howard Leach, Ambassador of the United States of America to France Princesse de la Tour d'Auvergne, President of French Heritage Society/FVMF Paul Girod, President of the French American Committee of the French Senate


Physical address of memorial:
Jardin du Luxembourg
Paris, France


Website for more information: [Web Link]

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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