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Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War.


                                 World War II Memorial

In a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Second World War, The United Nations designated May 8th and May 9th, as the "Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War." Although it is not a public holiday, it is observed annually worldwide.  
Marking the 60th anniversary of the date when World War II Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, this two day observance commenced in 2005.  This time of remembrance and reconciliation commemorates the sacrifices that were made, soldiers who had died fighting for their country and those who died in concentration camps.  Whether or not you know someone that was directly affected by World War II or for all to give thanks for the sacrifices made, it is a tribute that all people from nations all over the world observe.

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