Ramstein leadership attends National Day of Mourning Published Nov. 19, 2021 By Senior Airman John R. Wright 86th Airlift Wing/Public Affairs RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Ramstein leadership attended German National Day of Mourning ceremonies at memorial sites in Ramstein-Miesenbach and Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nov. 14, 2021. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, right, Staff Sgt. Joshua Irving, center, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Vaca, Ramstein Air Base Honor Guards, present a wreath on behalf of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, during the German National Day of Mourning ceremony in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, Nov. 14, 2021. The National Day of Mourning is celebrated on the 33rd Sunday of each year, commemorating members of the armed forces of all nations and civilians who have died in armed conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res In Germany, the National Day of Mourning is always celebrated on the 33rd Sunday of the year. The Sunday is observed in commemoration of members of the armed forces of all nations and civilians who died in armed conflicts.Speeches paying tribute to service member and civilian victims were given during the ceremonies, and leading representatives were invited to lay wreaths in their honor.In recent years, the National Day of Mourning, first observed in 1952, also began recognizing any victims of violent oppression and acts of terrorism.