Sunday, May 6, 2012

Victory Day

I wanted to share a little with you about Victory Day here in Russia.
Russians are a proud and patriotic people.
Victory Day marks Germany's surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945.
Military parades are held in Red Square with veteerans wearing their medals.
Fireworks are part of the festivities at night.
Red carnations are given to the veterans.
Families gather around a festive table to honor survivors and remember the dead.

I see a lot of similararities to Memorial Day even though we honor all the men and women
from all the wars and Victory Day is all about World War II.

As we approach Memorial Day, it is a perfect time to reflect on the sacrifices that have
been made by the men and women of our wonderful country who have fought and are
fighting to keep our land free.


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