Nous sommes tous Américains

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American oak tree at the Jardin du Luxembourg

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.

Jardin du Luxembourg, January 27, 2015.
Jardin du Luxembourg, January 27, 2015.
Jardin du Luxembourg, granddaughter Olivia Georgeanne Andrew on January 25, 2012.
Jardin du Luxembourg, granddaughter Olivia Georgeanne Andrew on January 25, 2012.
Jardin du Luxembourg, April 1, 2011.
Jardin du Luxembourg, April 1, 2011.
Jardin du Luxembourg, January 20, 2007.
Jardin du Luxembourg, January 20, 2007.
Jardin du Luxembourg, May 21, 2006.
Jardin du Luxembourg, May 21, 2006.
Jardin du Luxembourg, January 14, 2006.
Jardin du Luxembourg, January 14, 2006.
Jardin du Luxembourg, April 30, 2003.
Jardin du Luxembourg, April 30, 2003.