This American oak is dedicated to the memory of the 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
— Plaque at the base of the tree
“We are all Americans” wrote Jean-Marie Colombani in LeMonde on Sept. 13, 2001, after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11.
In 2002, a tree was planted at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris to honor the victims. It’s our favorite park in Paris and over the years since then we’ve regularly stopped by to make a simple picture or two.