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The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

A member of the Royal British Army, lays a wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

A member of the Royal British Air Force, No. 83 Air Group, salutes to show respect to fallen service members during a Remembrance Day ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

Royal British Air Force Air Commodore Roddy Dennis, Air Component Commander and Air Officer Commanding 83 Expeditionary Air Group, addresses U.K. and coalition troops during a Remembrance Day ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

Members of the Royal British Air Force, No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group, and coalition partners observe Remembrance Day at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

A member of the Royal British Air Force, lays a wreath and salutes during a Remembrance Day ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

Members of the Royal British Air Force, No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group, and coalition partners observe Remembrance Day at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

A member of the Royal British Navy salutes to show respect to fallen service members during a Remembrance Day at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

Padre to Royal British Air Force, 83 Expeditionary Air Group, Rev (Wg Cdr) Alistair Nicholl addresses the troops during a Remembrance Day ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid

A member of the French Air Force stands in formation during a Remembrance Day ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

The Royal Air Force observes Remembrance Day at Al Udeid
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A member of Royal British Air Force, No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group stands in formation during a Remembrance Day ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2017. Remembrance Day commemorates the veterans of World I and II. It originated to remember the cease of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The RAF are deployed to AUAB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar --

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.