A century after fighting for Paris, leaders mark armistice

This Oct. 19, 2018 photo shows the exact location where the Nov. 11, 1918 armistice was been signed in the forest of Compiegne, north of Paris. The Fr

This Oct. 19, 2018 photo shows the exact location where the Nov. 11, 1918 armistice was been signed in the forest of Compiegne, north of Paris. The Fr

Reenactor soldiers walk away as French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after a ceremony as part of the celebrations of the centenary of the First Wor

Reenactor soldiers walk away as French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after a ceremony as part of the celebrations of the centenary of the First Wor

This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 photo shows the Armistice document signed by the Allies and the Germans in a carriage in Rethondes, north of Paris, at 05:

This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 photo shows the Armistice document signed by the Allies and the Germans in a carriage in Rethondes, north of Paris, at 05:

In this image released by the English Cricket Board and taken on Oct. 25, 2018 a Tommy silhouette of the 'There But Not There' project on display at L

In this image released by the English Cricket Board and taken on Oct. 25, 2018 a Tommy silhouette of the 'There But Not There' project on display at L

Graves are silhouetted at the cemetery by the Ossuary of Douaumont near Verdun, northeastern France, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 during ceremonies marking t

Graves are silhouetted at the cemetery by the Ossuary of Douaumont near Verdun, northeastern France, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 during ceremonies marking t

PARIS (AP) — Paris, the City of Light, always was the grandest prize of World War I, either to conquer or defend.

So it is only fitting that when victors and vanquished meet to mark the centennial of the armistice this weekend, the biggest ceremony should be on the famed Champs-Elysees at the Arc de Triomphe.

About 60 leaders will mark the cease-fire that came on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

U.S. President Donald Trump will be among those who join his French counterpart and host, Emmanuel Macron, and others to remember the millions who died during the first global conflict.

Carrying the heritage of defeated Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel will be visiting the site in the woods north of Paris where military leaders in a train carriage agreed to the armistice.