Some countries call today Armistice Day, as a nod towards the end of World War I, while other countries call it Remembrance Day, dedicating today to the fallen soldiers of the “war to end all wars.” The U.S. celebrates Veteran’s Day, recognizing all current and past service members for their sacrifices.
— coffeeflour (@coffeeflour) November 11, 2015
— Beth (@BangingParker) November 11, 2015
Twitter users are spreading their heartfelt messages of gratitude using the tag “#LestWeForget,” as a reminder that we cannot be blind to the enormous sacrifices military men and women have made throughout history.
#lestweforget how they sacrificed their tomorrow's for our today's. thank you to those who serve and have served
— Maria Aragon (@mariiiaofficial) November 11, 2015
#LestWeForget the courage, strength and sacrifice of the men and women who sacrifice(d) their lives for ours. They're the true heroes.
— Hailey Reese (@itshaileyreese) November 11, 2015
Many Twitter users have close family ties to the military, and thank their service men and women not just today, but every day.
Taking a moment to think about my Grandfather and all those who fought so that we could have a better life. #lestweforget
— Matt Webb (@MattWebbMT) November 11, 2015
Even with my dad in Russia today I'm proud to have him as my own hero with 36 years of service, and 4 tours overseas #LestWeForget ?❤️
— Chelsea Gittens (@chelseaagittens) November 11, 2015
Images of the red poppy are reminders that life continues on despite what is sacrificed during war, and are symbols specifically of WW1.
— Mark Pavelich (@MarkPavelich) November 11, 2015
— Travis Marshall (@Tmarsh44) November 11, 2015
— Emily Piggford (@EmPiggford) November 11, 2015
So, while many other days of the year we forget what has been and is still being sacrificed for us, today is a day to remember.