National Day of Mourning: NATO countries honor war victims
A German military member holds a ceremonial flaming sword during the City of Kaiserslautern’s National Day of Mourning Ceremony, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nov. 17, 2019. The National Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) is an annual German occasion to remember all victims of war and tyranny. It was established in 1922 and was initially dedicated to the victims of World War I. As with the Sunday of the Dead (Totensonntag), the National Day of Mourning is a “silent day,” which means that in some regions of Germany music and dance events are prohibited. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

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