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Remembrance Sunday observe to commemorate WW-II soldiers

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Nov 12,

Remembrance Sunday was held in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations as a day to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. It is held on the second Sunday in November or the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918.

This year, 2018, also is the centenary of the end of First World War and completion of 100 years since the end of the war.

During the First World War, many Manipuris participates as labour corps and as regular soldiers.

To mark their importance and to remember on this 100th anniversary of their participation in European theater, 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation has organised a commemoration function at Imphal War Cemetery, Dewlahland, Imphal on Sunday the 11th of November 2018.

Members of 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation along with Foreign Tourist who visit the state paid floral tribute at the memorial cross of the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars (1stWW and 2ndWW) and subsequent conflicts with a 2 minutes silence at 11 am, as respect.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare of the First World War.

This day of November 11, marks the centenary of the First World War year.

In many parts of the world, people also observe this day for the fallen heroes who died in the line of duty during the war.

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