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  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • As Romney Finishes Visit to Polish Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Press Screams, "What About Your Gaffes?"

    07/31/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Kristinn
    Reporters accompanying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney yelled questions at Romney about his so-called mistakes and gaffes on his foreign trip as the candidate left the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw today.The barrage prompted one of Romney's press aides, Rick Gorka, to lose his cool at reporters. Of course, those reporters are making the aide's profanity the story and not their own incredible rudeness.A transcript of the incident via CNN's Jim Acosta in Warsaw:CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip? NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for...
  • Remarks at Memorial Day Ceremonies Honoring an Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Conflict

    05/28/2011 10:30:29 PM PDT · by uptoolate · 5 replies
    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation ^ | 4/29/2010 | Reagan Foundation
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ReaganFoundation#p/search/8/2y1CDnbG56I
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    04/17/2010 7:34:43 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 9 replies · 297+ views
    Youtube ^ | April 17 | MT
    After an enjoyable trip to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, we made this short video. Plan to see the ceremony next time you're in the D.C. area. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itkV7NG-qXw Special thanks to all U.S. military veterans who sacrificed to preserve our freedom. For more information on the ceremony, visit the official website: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/ceremonies/sentinelsotu.html
  • Willmar native might be unknown soldier buried in France

    10/24/2009 8:48:24 AM PDT · by Saije · 1 replies · 319+ views
    West Central Tribune ^ | 10/24/2009 | Staff
    Oscar E. and Anna Anderson of Willmar died believing that their only son had been buried at sea after being killed in action during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Now, surviving family members hope to learn whether the remains of U.S. Navy Motor Machinist Mate 1st Class John E. Anderson were interred in the Saint Laurent Cemetery, Baveux, France, as an unknown American casualty of World War II. The cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach has since been designated as the Normandy American Military Cemetery. His name is listed there as among the “Missing In Action’’ from...
  • Russians Make Obama March

    07/06/2009 4:11:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies · 2,309+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Listen carefully and you can hear Pres. Obama’s internal dialogue: “who is the soon-to-be-former advance man who roped me into this?” Morning Joe interrupted its panel’s banter today to bring live coverage of Pres. Obama participating in a wreath-laying ceremony in Moscow at the tomb of Russia’s unknown soldier. There was PBO, forced to walk at an unnaturally slow place, stuck behind a goose-stepping Russian soldier even younger and more fresh-faced than he. Comic relief was provided by a portly fellow shambling along screen right carrying a briefcase [the Russian nuclear "football" perhaps?] View video here.
  • Civil War bones will not be auctioned Sunday

    10/15/2005 12:39:19 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 7 replies · 577+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Oct. 15, 2005 | KEVIN LANDRIGAN
    Civil War bones will not be auctioned Sunday By KEVIN LANDRIGAN, Telegraph Staff landrigank@telegraph-nh.com Published: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 Photo from J.C. Devine The bones of a Civil War soldier, above, were to be auctioned off this weekend, but have since been pulled off the block. The bones of an unknown Civil War soldier buried in Virginia became, 140 years later, item No. 134-105A in an auction house catalog in Milford. Veterans and state legislators expressed outrage when they learned of the planned sale of the soldier’s remains at an auction Sunday run by the J.C. Devine auction house –...
  • The Unknown Soldier of WW1

    07/26/2005 10:07:32 AM PDT · by ZULU · 12 replies · 1,018+ views
    U.S. Army ^ | May 24, 2005 | U.S. Army
    The body of an unidentified American was exhumed from each of four American cemeteries............. on 22 October 1921. Each was examined to ensure that the person had been a member of the American Expeditionary Forces, that he had died of wounds received in combat, and that there were no clues to his identity whatsoever. After mortuary preparation, the bodies were placed in identical caskets and shipping cases. The next day they were carried by truck to Chalons-sur-Marne for the selection ceremony. [4] At 1500 on 23 October all four caskets arrived by truck at the city hall of Chalons-sur-Marne. Awaiting...
  • Voice from the Tomb of the Unknown

    06/09/2005 9:27:22 PM PDT · by tenn2005 · 14 replies · 569+ views
    National Morality. Com ^ | 6-10-05 | Wayne D. Leeper
    “Are we, as a nation, still deserving of the price I paid for our freedom?”
  • Sentinels of the Unknown Soldier

    11/11/2004 4:56:43 PM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 2,110+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 11/11/04 | JOANNE KIMBERLIN
    ARLINGTON — They stand vigil beside the nation’s most honored dead – a tribute paid with crack precision, perfect profiles and pressed creases. Every minute of every day since 1937, the elite sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery have taken turns “walking the mat” beside the marbled crypt of an unidentified casualty of war. The bones inside the tomb represent the thousands of Americans so badly butchered in battles over the centuries that their bodies came home unrecognizable. The unwavering ritual outside the tomb makes good on a nation’s promise to never forget its...
  • Caption - Design by George Foreman?

    01/06/2003 7:38:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 143+ views
    Yahoo News Photos ^ | 1/6/03 | Reuters
    Mon Jan 6, 8:45 AM ET Iraqi soldiers march in front the tomb of the unknown soldier during a military ceremony on Army day in Baghdad, January 6, 2003. A defiant Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) declared his country ready for war and issued his first public criticism of U.N. weapons inspectors, accusing them of spying. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)