It's officially the day to remember all those who were victims of war (soldiers and civilians) - the picture is very incomplete as there is officially no research allowed on German ground, though there are war graves suspected. And as Germany is not officially at war all those deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan or elswere are not seen as fallen soldiers, so they won't ever get their own dot on the map.
Following all the blogs over the last year, the patriotic quilts you make, the quilts you donate to soldiers' families or veterans made me realize once more we have a pretty messed up view here ... On the one hand we are ok with our military doing peace keeping missions on the other hand we do our best to ignore their existence.
"soldier cemetery 1914-1918" on the city cemetery in the middle of my home town
our mountain cemetary with the graves for the 2nd World war
and the 400 something graves
There won't be any new soldiers' garves - Germany is officialyl not at war (just doign peace keeping missions) and per definition we can't have fallen soldiers and therfore need no cemetaries for them.