Today is Memorial Day 2016 here in the United States as people pay homage to Americans who died in service of our nation. Picnics, parades and tire sales will mark the day from seas to shining sea. Meanwhile, across ′The Pond′, France and Germany held a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun. World War One′s bloodiest battle on the Western Front. The fighting started on February 21, 1916 and went on through December18. During these 303 days, around 700,000 French and German soldiers were killed and over a million were wounded. In the end, the battlelines had hardly changed with Germany gaining only a couple of kilometers of ground. The French Army was spent and its morale was devastated.