World Leaders will gather for a special ceremony at the l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris tommorow .

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will represent Ireland at the commemoration – standing to attention at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month when, precisely 100 years ago, the guns of World War I fell silent.

This will not be a celebration of victory or an expression of defeat.

Instead, it will be a solemn marking of a monumental military horror, coupled with the fervent desire that such barbarism does not happen again.

-Noah Harte