Tag: war

What is Dark Tourism, and Why are we Drawn to it?

While every form of tourism carries its own baggage, dark tourism runs the risk of turning sites of very real pain into backdrops for Western introspection.

Burial at Sea: Everything You Need to Know

Many people recently became aware of burial at sea during the infamous disposal of Osama Bin Laden’s body. According to the U.S. Military, Bin Laden was placed in a metal coffin and thrown into the Arabian Sea. Of the many ways societies that lay the dead to rest, burying them at sea is one tradition

Why Do We Celebrate Remembrance Day? 100 Years

It has been 100 years since the end of the First World War, and in the face of mounting geopolitical pressure, it seems as if the lessons of history have escaped us.

military funerals around the world

Military Funerals Around the World

When one thinks about military funerals, you probably think immediately of decorative uniforms, folded flags, firing rifles, and sounding trumpets. But have you ever wondered how these iconic traditions came to be? Or how they may differ around the world? Military funerals are traditional, highly ritualized, and have a general air of formality, honour, and respect

Remembrance Day: Why We Remember

Remembrance Day: Why We Remember

It has been over a 100 years since the beginning of the First World War. The Great War was supposed to be the war to end all wars. It’s brutality, new technologies and enormous loss of life have left scars that are still felt today. Empires fell, Nations were formed and the collective consciousness of the entire world