Remembrance Day means different things to different people, as Mary Kenny’s piece highlighted recently. In the south it’s often the subject of controversy, hostility or it more often it simply passes people by without much notice. In Northern Ireland, much progress has been made in bridging the gap since the nadir of the Remembrance Day bomb in Enniskillen in 1987. Elsewhere there are ceremonies in Australia, New Zealand, the US calls it Veteran’s Day. Germany, which lost both major conflagrations, celebrated its Day of Destiny on Tuesday. Russia, which suffered highest casualities, also does not mark the date. Thanks to various readers for links.
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