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Remembrance Day

Two Poems Post Veterans Day: One of Death, One of Life

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Matthew Hoh

Now I have two poems to read each Veterans Day. One to ensure those who have suffered never leave my purpose and my life, and the second, to remind me that this is my purpose and that this is my life.

PHOTOS: Europe Marks Armistice Day With Solemn Ceremonies

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

Europe marked Armistice Day on Tuesday, the holiday that commemorates the armistice that ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. Ceremonies to honor t...

What Veterans Remember

Mark E. Prior | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Mark E. Prior

On a day marked to honor our veterans and to commemorate the sacrifices made by these great men and women, we need to take a moment to give voice to those who still live in the shadows of war.

Dad, Why Is that Man Wearing a Red Flower?

John McCormick | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

It was time for me to tell my son the story behind the little red poppies. I turned off the soccer match and explained to my son why the poppy has long been associated with the Armistice and honoring veterans.

War and Love

Lynda Freeman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

The best way to teach love is to show love. Rather than moving apart in fear and hatred, it is better to move together in love and reconciliation. I've had a change of heart.

Remembrance for the Witches

Annie Finch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Annie Finch

This year the cords are strong, and many days after Samhain I can still feel the ancestors' timeless spirits very near, vibrating and creating sweet light and wide perspective for me as I navigate the roughs and shallows of this complex and finite life.

75 Years After Kristallnacht: The Story of One Family

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

On the infamous "Kristallnacht," my grandfather Renard, was informed of what was going on, he knew the stakes.

Meet A True Hero In Honor Of Veterans Day

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

I had the privilege of hearing Louis Zamperini speak at a local church. At age 93, he was not only entertaining but inspiring. In the overflowing church, Louis asked for all war veterans to stand.

PHOTOS: Queen Leads Annual Tribute To War Dead

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Thousands in central London paused for a moment's reflection Sunday to remember all those who have fallen in combat, as...

As Israelis Mourn, Jordanians Glorify

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

How long this situation will last is anyone's guess. But the possibility that before long Israel may have a neighbor to the east who is not as peaceful as the current Jordanian government, must be seriously considered.

Never Forget: Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an 8-day period designated by the U.S. Congress dedicated to our collective imperative to n...

France Commemorates Armistice Day In Paris

AP | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

PARIS -- Politicians and royalty observed a moment of silence at tombs across Europe on Sunday to commemorate the end of fighting in World War I and r...

Irish PM Lays Wreath For British War Dead For First Time

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Ian Graham BELFAST, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister laid a wreath to honour fallen soldiers at a British Remembrance Da...

22,993 Heroes

David Issacharoff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen
David Issacharoff

Israel never forgets the people who sacrificed their lives for their country, and that's why Israel celebrates Independence Day and Remembrance Day.

PHOTOS: Fascinator Face-Off!

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.14.2011 | Style

No day is too sad for a fancy fascinator! That may as well be the British royalty's motto, as the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall and...

Armistice Day Honors Fallen Soldiers Around The World

Posted 01.09.2012 | World

On November 11 each year, thousands around the world pause to honor members of the armed forces who have lost their lives since World War I. Armistice...

Remembrance Day: What My Father Taught Me About War

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

But my father didn't think that war was funny. My father for a long time would not let me have a toy gun. Guns were not toys, they killed people.

11/11/11 -- Not Just A Funky Date

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the Iraq War set to end soon and the Afghanistan War entering its second decade following the death of Osama bin Laden, this may be the biggest and most important Veterans Day ever. We must remember that new veterans are an investment for the entire country. They represent exactly what America needs right now to rebuild its economy and propel its future: leadership, resilience and a commitment to serve. They're a generation who can turn our country around -- and who can lead America into the future. The New Greatest Generation is America's future. And that's why we should invest in their potential -- not just on Veterans Day, but every day of the year. And it starts on 11/11/11.

Remembrance Day For My Husband

Carol Jones | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

Remembrance Day was a very dear and sweet gathering of people who assisted Kenny and me on an ongoing basis, and friends who loved him very much.

More Than Just History

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Sheinwald

Today is Veterans Day over here, and Remembrance Day back in the UK. Despite the difference in names, the origins of the commemoration are identical: the end of the first Anglo-American military partnership.

Veteran's Day Quotes: 15 Best, Most Famous Remembrance Day Sayings

Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Veteran's Day Quotes are not hard to come by, but here's a compilation of some of the best and most famous in one place. "Freedom is never free." -...

Britain's Last First World War Veteran Shuns Remembrance Day For "Glorifying Law"

Telegraph | Bonnie Malkin in Sydney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In July Claude Choules, 108, became Britain's sole survivor from the 1914-1918 war, following the death of Harry Patch, aged 111. ...