Dec 07, 7:58 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 12/07/18 AT 7:28 AM National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed on Dec. 7 every year to honor and remember the more than 2,400 U.S. service members and civilians who lost their lives after Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor in 1941.The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemoration event will begin at 7:45 a.m. HST (12:45 p.m. EST) at Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The event can be watched on the following websites –1 Pearl Harbor Events website2 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Facebook Page3 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Twitter Page4 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument YouTube PageOn the 77th anniversary of the attack, here are some quotes, sourced from Pearl Harbor Warbird and Brainy Quotes.1. … [Read more...] about National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Live Stream: Quotes, Photos Of The Attack
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 10, 2018, 8:33 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A box of poppies believed to be from one of the early Poppy Appeals has been discovered in an old suitcase days before the Armistice centenary. Bernie Axtell, 77, found the two sets of poppies while searching for paperwork in his home in Cardiff last Sunday. They are believed to date back to before the Second World War and will be brought to the Cenotaph by Royal British Legion representatives on Sunday. The poppies are made from red fabric, have a thin metal stem and feature the words ‘Haig’s Fund’ or ‘H.F.’ in their centres. Mr Axtell was handed the box of poppies by friend Vic Luckhurst about 30 years ago, while working for the Legion in Street, Somerset. “He tragically died a short time later,” Mr Axtell, who was chief steward of the branch, said. “When he gave me the box he … [Read more...] about Box of poppies from early appeal discovered days before Armistice
News / UK and world by Press Association November 9, 2018, 4:25 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Prime Minister drew on the words of First World War poets to pay tribute to fallen soldiers as she began to mark the centenary of the Armistice. Theresa May travelled to Belgium and France on Friday to take part in a series of engagements alongside French President Emmanuel Macron and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. Ending her visit at the Thiepval Memorial, she toured the site – which bears the names of more than 72,000 members of the Armed Forces who died in battle – accompanied by the director general and interns from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In her second wreath-laying ceremony of the day, she and Mr Macron placed a garland combining poppies and cornflower le bleuet, the two national emblems of remembrance for Britain and France. On it she left a card with an extract from poem A … [Read more...] about May quotes First World War poets in tribute to fallen soldiers
Theresa May's trip to Belgium to mark the centenary of Armistice Day was interrupted when two police motorbikes in the convoy she was travelling in were knocked over. The prime minister was leaving a wreath-laying ceremony with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel when a sharp traffic stop caused the motorcyclists to fall off.Mr Michel got out of his car and knelt on the road to check the police officers' condition, according to local media.The two motorcyclists were taken to hospital but no-one else was injured, the DH newspaper said.Earlier, Mrs May had been in Saint-Symphorien to visit the graves of the first and last British soldiers to be killed in World War One.John Parr of the Middlesex Regiment died on 21 August 1914, while Private George Ellison of the Royal Irish Lancers was killed on the Western Front on 11 November 1918 - 90 minutes before the armistice came into effect.In the note left by the resting place of Private Parr, Mrs May quoted a line of wartime poetry The … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s convoy accident interrupts Armistice Day trip
AS we approach Remembrance Day 2018, the country is preparing to remember those who gave their lives in war. Here's a selection of poems and quotes perfect for the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. Poems The Soldier - Rupert Brooke If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England’s, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven. In Flanders Fields - John McRae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our … [Read more...] about Remembrance Day 2018 – what are the best poems and quotes for Armistice Day?