On Sunday morning, 11 November 2018, in order to celebrate the First World War centenary and to pay tribute to the French soldiers who died for France in Cyprus, the Defense Mission of the French Embassy organized a ceremony at the Roman Catholic cemetery in Larnaca.
This tribute was paid by the defense attaché of the French Embassy. He was accompanied by a delegation of the French frigate Auvergne, the former defense attaché, the honorary consuls of Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos, representatives of the reserve officers association of the Cypriot National Guard, senior officers of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as members of the French community of Larnaca.
In a solemn atmosphere tinged with emotion, the speech of the President of the French Republic was read, followed by a wreath deposited at the foot of the grave of the two French soldiers who died for France.
After reading the names of the French soldiers who died and after the moment of silence, the Marseillaise was played. The national anthem of the Republic of Cyprus followed in the presence of the French Navy and the French Army.