Portuguese on mission in Lithuania mark Memorial Day

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As a tribute, thousands of soldiers gather and perform the same training to honor “all those who, for our freedom, made the ultimate sacrifice”, since 2005.

Portuguese Navy soldiers deployed in Lithuania marked Memorial Day this Monday, which commemorates those who died “in the service of the nation”.

“Today, May 27, is Memorial Day, a day to honor those who died in the service of the nation. Although it originated in the United States, this day is commemorated all over the world within the military,” the organization said in a statement.

The same statement added that, as a tribute, thousands of military personnel have come together and carried out the same training to pay homage to “all those who, for our freedom, made the ultimate sacrifice” since 2005.

Known as ‘Murph’, in honor of Lieutenant Michael Murphy, the training consists of a mile of running, 100 lifts, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and another mile of running, “all done with tactical vests and ballistic plates.”

“This is more than a physical test, it is a symbol of honor, courage and resilience,” said the organization.

Hervé Hubert
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