“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” -Minot J. Savage
Memorial day is the day set aside for us to contemplate the bravery, spirit and sheer magnificence of the soldiers that go to war on our behalf. It is a sad day, sure, but also a day of triumph and pride as we watch these selfless individuals march ahead, all the while knowing that they are on a journey to the depths of hell. In the UK we have Remembrance Day or Poppy Day, when we also remember our heroes who have died defending our country.
Memorial Day 26 May 2014 – Originally called 'Decoration Day' and traditionally held on the last Monday of May.
Remembrance Day is observed in Commonwealth countries on 11 November each yearto recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," in accordance with the Armistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning.
IndieYAbooks are highlighting on Facebook, various stories each day of Memorial week in posts called Real Soldiers – Real People.
We will be remembering the living soldiers who are out there right now, our own personal experience within our own families and of course, the people who have died protecting a democracy and way of life they believe is more important than their own life. If you would like to leave experiences of your own or your families and friends you can post here: