The Arc de Triomphe was a remembrance of those who fought for democracy
It is shocking what happened in Paris -- so far 128 people killed and hundreds injured after coordinated attacks were made on the City of Lights.
Bars, restaurants, a concert and football match were targeted and Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
We will find out more in the coming days, but we find this particularly sad having visited the city only a few months ago.
Practically everyone we came in contact with was very warm and welcoming, and the city wasn't too difficult to get around by metro (aside from the taxi strike against Uber the day we arrived). Paris has such history and culture, that one cannot help but appreciate how it influences the rest of the world.
There are too many questions now, but in the meantime we pray for Paris and its people, and hope this is not the start of more horrific things to come.