Remembrance Around the World

The wars that we commemorate with Remembrance Day and the Two Minutes Silence affected vastly more people than just in Britain or even Europe. Their effects were felt throughout the world.  Because of the wide-ranging consequences of these and more recent wars, many countries now feel the need as we do to commemorate their war dead, and the most common way for a country to do this is through a remembrance day.  Many countries now have Remembrance Days, some commemorating the two World Wars, some held on November 11th, some using moments of silence, and others remembering regional conflicts in various ways.  All, however, have the same aim:  to give the living a chance to remember their dead, and think about how their sacrifice affected our lives.

Farrah on how war is remembered in Iraq and the memorial built to remember its military