Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War is observed next on Monday, May 8th, 2023 (156 days from today).

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The United Nations is known as the Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War that commemorates on May 8th and 9th every year.

Some interesting truths about Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

World War II was the worst conflict of nations in human history with more than 13 million causes and effects in Europe, Russia, North Africa and Asia. Nearly every country in the world participated in the Second World War, with only a few countries taking a neutral position. A mass of people fought in the war even when they didn't understand what the dispute was.

Most of the deaths occurred immediately from the detonation of the atomic bomb in Japan, and the rest occurred due to the unbearable heat from the falling debris. The radiation from the bomb had a lasting effect, many people died months after the explosion, even today doctors encounter medical cases of radiation on the people of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Japan's vocal opposition to nuclear power plants around the world explains the reason for World War II Remembrance and Reconciliation.

Symbol

The emblem of the United Nations can be found in promotional material A Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for those who lost their lives in the Second World War. The emblem consists of a projection of the globe with the center on the North Pole. It depicts all the continents except Antarctica and the four concentric circles representing latitude. Around the projection is an image of olive branches, symbolizing peace. The coat of arms is usually blue, although it is printed in white on a blue background on the flag of the United Nations.

History of Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

On 2nd March 2010, by resolution 64/257, the General Assembly invited all Member States, United Nations system organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals to organize May 8-9 in an appropriate way to show honor and gratitude to all the victims of the Second World War. A particularly solemn meeting of the General Assembly in memory of all the victims of war was held in the second week of May 2010, marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.

In this celebration, the Secretary-General considered the Second World War as one of the most epic struggles for freedom and liberation in history, its cost was beyond calculation, beyond comprehension: 40 million civilians killed; 20 million soldiers, almost half of them in the Soviet Union alone.

In resolution 69/267, the General Assembly recalled that World War II has brought infinite sorrow to mankind, especially in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and other regions of the world. It highlights the progress since the end of World War II in redressing the legacy and promoting reconciliation, international and regional cooperation, and democratic values, human rights and human rights fundamental freedoms, particularly through the United Nations, and the establishment of regions and subregions of organization and other appropriate frameworks.

A particularly solemn meeting, marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War, was held on 5th May 2015.

How to celebrate this day

This two-day celebration offers people, NGOs and governments the opportunity to remember those who died in World War II. The date of this celebration is marked in calendars and noted in organizations around the world. Articles about remembering World War II victims may be published in magazines, newspapers, or online during this time of year.

Some organizations, including embassies, may hold special wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries or memorials in memory of World War II soldiers who died for their countries, as well as Holocaust victims and those who died in concentration camps.

Observed

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War has been observed annually on May 8th.

Dates

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Thursday, May 8th, 2025

Also on Monday, May 8th, 2023

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