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Local Vietnam Veterans group - Edmonds 4th of July Parade

This week's photohunt is Veterans or Military. And a very appropriate choice to start November. November 11th is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war. In the US, it is Veterans Day; in the UK, Canada, Australia and other countries in the Commonweath of Nation, it is Remembrance Day; in several other countries it is known as Armistice Day.

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, war ceased on the Western Front during World War I. Since that time, many countries have taken time on November 11th to recognize the sacrifices of the soldiers during war.

In my hunt, I came across these pictures from the 4th of July parade in Edmonds.

Veterans
American Legion - organization supporting Veterans

Veterans

Edmonds 4th of July Parade

Comments (8)

Nice photos. You really capture a feeling of pride. Last year was my first Remembrance Day here in Australia, and I learned that they take it very seriously.

Great pictures!

Here in Canada, at that hour we pause for a moment of silence to remember all those who have fought for freedom.

Lisa:

Thanks for sharing -- I never knew about the 11th hour, etc.

Looks like quite a parade!

I played too :)

Love the Uncle Sam guy!

These are wonderful parade shots and a great take on the theme.

These are wonderful sentiments and photos. I like the idea of a minute of silence~

Nice photos. I never knew about the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

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