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French, Americans gather in West Boca Raton to remember victims of Paris attacks

WEST BOCA RATON - A call for unity, support and action tonight in light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

Monday evening, groups gathered in at Veterans Park in West Boca Raton to remember the lives of those killed.

Members of the French government helped organize the event which is part of the French president's call for three days of mourning following the attacks. They publicly thanked President Barack Obama and the American people's support for France.  

After a moment of silence, groups handed out French flags. Then, everyone sang the French national anthem followed by God Bless America.

People from France in the crowd say they didn't expect to see Americans respond like this.

"The French community here is small, to even see what a small community like that does makes me very very happy. I love America more and more," says Gabriel Bordeaux.

He lived in Paris, and worked on the same block as one of the restaurants attacked Friday.

Rabbi Barry Silver from Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor led part of Monday's vigil. He called on the international community to speak up and take action to prevent ISIS from making a similar attack in the future. 

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