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
Why poppy used for remembrance day
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?
For many Brits, what the purple poppy means and where to get one is a mystery. Here's everything you need to know about the purple pin. What does it mean? This purple poppy was created in 2006 in remembrance of the animal victims of war. All donations originally went to the charity Animal Aid, but more recently stolen dog charity Murphy's Army have taken over. Animal Aid Director, Andrew Tyler, said in a statement on the charity website: "Our aim was to make it clear that animals used in warfare are indeed victims, not heroes. They do not give their lives; their lives are taken from them. In order to distance itself from the established narrative of animals as heroic servants of the people, Animal Aid have turned the purple poppy into a pin that can be worn in remembrance. RIGHT OF SOIL? Could Donald Trump remove the 14th amendment to the birthright citizen law? INSTA ROBBERY Cryptocurrency trader, 21, robbed by armed gang after bragging about life SponsoredIT'S MO TIME Movember 2018 … [Read more...] about Where can I buy a purple poppy for animals this WW1 Remembrance 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