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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