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Airports Honor Paris, Following Attacks

Fighter jets depicting the colors of the French flag using smoke (Photo provided by CésarOP (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead and many others wounded, government buildings, landmarks, and other public places alike have been lit up with red, white, and blue lights, the French flag’s colors, out of reverence for the City of Paris.

Similar to these places, airports have honored Paris by lighting their facilities with the colors of the French flag as well.

Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport (MKE)

MKE appeared to be one of the first airports to honor Paris. The airport lit the entrance letters with blue, white, and red colors.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

While entering the airport, drivers may have noticed that the main sign in San Francisco was specially lit.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX’s famous lighted pylons near the entrance to the airport were lit to honor those lost in Paris.

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

The airport with the closest proximity to the attacks changed the color of the lights on the outside of Terminal 1 to match the country’s flag.

Did we miss any? Let us know.

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