Everyone has their own take on remembrance.
And on remembrance Sunday, one sailor from the north coast offered his thoughts on what it means to him.
Video with thanks to Steven McAuley.
It came as the UK – and beyond – commemorated the fallen, including a diplomat from the Irish Republic, who laid a laurel wreath at the London Cenotaph for the first time in almost 70 years.
Irish ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall accepted the invitation to pay tribute to the fallen.
The wreath laying was the latest in a line of symbolic gestures by both the UK and the Republic aimed at putting their troubled history behind them.