World Marks Armistice Day: Nations Pay Respect With Solemn Ceremonies for Their Fallen Soldiers

From an AP story by Raf Casert headlined “World marks Armistice Day as Russia’s war in Ukraine rages”:

BRUSSELS (AP) — Across the world, nations paid respect with moments of silence and solemn ceremonies for their fallen soldiers in World War I and ever since on an Armistice Day pierced by the rumblings of Russia’s war in Ukraine that showed again that peace is all too often elusive.

On the continent that already spawned two world wars in little over a century, casualties since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 are estimated at around 200,000 and gave any of Friday’s reminiscences about the horrors of wars past a poignant ring of the present.