11    Nov 20133 comments

Remembrance Day: Honoring our heroes

Sergent Charles Lavaissière, great-grandfather of user Yann Sujet

Today is Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Britain, Canada and Australia.

It is a somber day that many countries celebrate to honor those who fought for their countries. We remember those who have protected us and kept us safe throughout the years.

In many countries, Veterans Day and Remembrance Day are commemorated publicly, so that everyone can pay their respects to those who lost their lives. Heroes are remembered  through public memorial ceremonies, programs at military cemeteries and parades. The Commonwealth tradition of one or two minutes of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the time in the United Kingdom when the Armistice was declared. Wreaths are laid at monuments and gravestones.

Families with veterans and families of fallen soldiers have a more personal type of memorial on this day. Those who have had parents, grandfathers, sons, brothers, uncles, and daughters fight in the various wars take time on this day to visit national monuments and the gravestones of their loved ones. This is a day to take time to think about those who lost their lives for our country and those who fought to protect us.

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  1. I am remembering my my forefathers who fought in the Revolutionary and Civil wars. I am also remembering the men I served with in Vietnam,especially those who did not come back.
  2. MY SOMEWHAT "ODD" THOUGHT WAS NOT JUST FOR OUR OWN FALLEN , BUT ALSO FOR THOSE WHO FELL AGAINST US, BELIEVING AS THEY DID ..THEY TOO WERE FIGHTING FOR A CAUSE OF BELIEF. I`m a RAF Veteran of World War!! ,and lost Family throughout both occasions .Let All of them, REST IN PEACE AND BE REMEMBERED BY THOSE WHO LOVED,And Whom They Also Cherished. May their Sacrifices FOR all of our Peoples Be Not In Vain.MAY WE STILL SEE THE PEACE among MEN ...FOR ALL THEY DIED FOR.
  3. Thank You all. The Mayers family honors you. The husbands, wives and children who had to go it without you are heros too.
    Greatfully, Mayers

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