DONALD Trump cancelled his Remembrance Day visit to a WW1 cemetery to mark the Armistice Centenary because of rain. The White House said "bad weather" had created "logistical difficulties" for the US President and First Lady's trip to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery today. Instead, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford attend on their behalf. A White House spokesperson said: "The President and First Lady's trip to Ainse-Marne American Cemetery and Mermorial has been cancelled due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather. "An American delegation led by Chief of Staff general John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford will attend on their behalf." His cancellation comes after he received a bizarre pat on the knee from French President Emmanuel Macron. Even though the two leaders have been engaged in a war of words ahead of commemorations to mark the 100th … [Read more...] about Donald Trump cancels Remembrance Day visit to WW1 cemetery to mark Armistice centenary as rain grounds Marine One
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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?
MEGHAN and Harry posed for a rare selfie with two young girls thanks to their mum's "blunt" request. Sophie Hubbard and Hope Watson, both 10, had queued for nine hours to see the Royal Couple with their own eyes at the National War Memorial in Wellington. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had just been welcomed with traditional haka performances and a 21-gun salute at the Government House. As they walked through the crowd, mum Jan Richardson "got blunt" and asked Harry for a picture. Recalling the thrilling moment, she later said: "I just asked 'can I get a photo, can I get a photo?' and Harry said 'Yeah, sure!' "Meghan started to talk to them and I thought I'm just going to ask. We've been here since eight o'clock. There was a contemplation about staying overnight for the fun of it." The mum and dad-to-be arrived in the country from Sydney for the final stretch of their marathon 16-day tour which has also seen them visit Fiji and Tonga. The couple were given gifts including a … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose for rare selfie in New Zealand with 10-year-old girls thanks to cheeky mum’s ‘blunt’ request
Shankill bomber commemoration poster uses Remembrance Day soldier silhouette, claims councillor BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A councillor has claimed a poster advertising the commemoration of the death of Shankill bomber Thomas Begley contains the silhouette of a soldier used for Remembrance Day events in Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/shankill-bomber-commemoration-poster-uses-remembrance-day-soldier-silhouette-claims-councillor-37461725.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36553893.ece/c7124/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-02-01_new_38177247_I1.JPG Email A councillor has claimed a poster advertising the commemoration of the death of Shankill bomber Thomas Begley contains the silhouette of a soldier used for Remembrance Day events in Northern Ireland. Thomas Begley died and nine others, all Protestants, were killed when the bomb he was carrying exploded prematurely at Frizzell's fish ship on the Shankill Road on October … [Read more...] about Shankill bomber commemoration poster uses Remembrance Day soldier silhouette, claims councillor
HELD on the second Sunday in November each and every year, Remembrance Sunday commemorates the agreement to end fighting during the First World War in 1918. But what is the meaning of the day and how it is traditionally marked? Is there a difference between Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday? Armistice Day, which also referred to as Remembrance Day, is November 11 itself. Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November and this year will take place on Sunday, November 11. A two-minute silence is often acknowledged at schools, offices and churches around the country. A National Service of Remembrance is held at The Cenotaph in Whitehall in London. Members of the Royal Family and the Government attend the service alongside representatives from the Armed Forces and the public. Another two-minute silence is held at 11am before a number of wreaths are laid down. The Royal Marines buglers usually sound The Last Post. A number of veterans also take part in a march … [Read more...] about What date is Remembrance Sunday 2018 and why is Armistice Day so important?