Sorry, commemoration does not mean encouragement!
"Commemorate: To honor the memory of with a ceremony" as stated in the dictionary!
I'm not here to defend Germany, Russia, the U.S., England or any other country with centuries of blood on their hands! I'm here to defend the soldier, and I think you are distorted in your statements regarding German heroism and commemoration of the German soldiers.
A lot of this arguement depends on your point of view. I feel a German mother who lost a son in a war that she may or may not have believed in has as much right to grieve and commemorate as we do. It's easy to see our reference point more difficult to see others.
1st Ranger Platoon of Canada
Rangers Lead the Way. Most of the time.