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The date of the Swiss National Day is inspired by the Federal Charter (Bundesbrief) of 1291 which is considered one of Switzerland's most important founding documents. It opens with the words: "In the year of the lord 1291, at the beginning of the month of August" - and so August 1st was declared Swiss National Day. #Switzerland #swissnationalday

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Belgium's Crown Princess Elisabeth waves to the crowd as she walks with her brothers Prince Gabriel, second left, and Prince Emmanuel, right, and her sister Princess Eleonore, left, during a military parade on Belgian National Day, in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels, 21.07.2014.

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FÊTE NATIONALE MONACO

Prince Albert II of Monaco at Notre-Dame Cathedral to attend a solemn mass of Thanksgiving and a Te Deum, in the presence of his two sisters, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie. As part of Monaco's National Day Celebrations.

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A military funeral. One of the most dignified, serious, and honorable experiences I have ever had when I attended my father's burial at Arlington National Cemetery. The American Military never forgets and always honors one of their own. A true band of brothers and sisters unlike any other.

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