Usually a priest or padre will say a prayer during the ceremony. I'm not religious but out of respect I bow my head during prayers in situations like that. Unfortunately some people are really sensitive about that sort of shit and can't have the word "God" pass through their ear canal, or else their fragile little minds will shatter.
I agree, while I don't bow my head, I do stand respectfully. I figure anyone that sees me
not bowing isn't bowed either.
I've been a devoted attendee to Remembrance Day ceremonies for many years. We take the kids as well and explain the importance of being there. I go to pay respect to the vets. I go show support for the need to remember how horrifying these wars were and how important peaceful solutions are.
I don't go for a church service. If I wanted a sermon, I'd go to Church. I can understand a token prayer but we had five different church leaders say some form of prayer at this years ceremony. It was too much. I too stand respectfully during prayers.
I don't see what "God" has to do with honoring Vets past, present, deceased or alive. The World Wars were Hell on Earth **(All War really). What does "God" have to do with that?
Can we not show respect for ours Vets without having it turn into a Church service?
"May a commune of gay, Marxist Muslim illegal immigrants use your tax dollars to open a drive-thru abortion clinic in your church."