From the joint press conference today of French President Francois Hollande and President Barack Obama, an excerpt of President Obama's heartfelt comments on France:
"We love France for your spirit and your culture and your joie de vivre. Since the attacks, Americans have recalled their own visits to Paris, visiting the Eiffel Tower or walking along the Seine. We know these places. They're part of our memories, woven into the fabric of our lives and our culture...When tragedy struck that evening, our hearts broke, too. In that stadium and the concert hall, in those restaurants and cafes, we see our own. In the face of the French people, we see ourselves. Nous sommes tous Français [we are all French]."