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Royal Air Force honors past service members on Remembrance Day

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  • By Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson
  • 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month the battles of World War I came to an end in 1918. The day in many places around the world, including the United Kingdom, is remembered as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. It is a day to remember and honor the ones who didn't make it home.

The day has become a day when not only the fallen of World War I are remembered, but a day when all men and women who have died in all wars are honored for the sacrifice that was made.

The men and women assigned to the Royal Air Force, 83 Expeditionary Air Group are not home to gather at war memorials or places of worship to pay respects to those who gave their lives. They are at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Despite supporting ongoing operations, they took the time to gather in silence with fellow coalition partners to reflect not only on those who sacrificed everything but also about the organization they belong to and the values it represent.