US Airmen honor fallen at Remembrance Day events
100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 12, 2017
RAF MILDENHALL, England --
U.S. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath participated in Remembrance Day events in the area Nov. 11-12.
Airmen laid poppy wreathes, marched in parades and attended church services with British colleagues and neighbors, honoring the sacrifices of service members for all armed conflicts.
They participated in many ceremonies, including services in Bury St. Edmunds, Mildenhall, Ely, Thetford, Newmarket and Thorpe Abbotts.
The day was originally named Armistice Day after World War I, which ended at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The day was changed to Remembrance Day after World War II to honor all men and women who gave their lives in support of freedom.
Remembrance Day is more closely related to U.S. Memorial Day than Veterans Day. Memorial Day also remembers the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces, while Veterans Day honors all veterans who have served in the armed forces.