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Quakers in wartime, Notebook

Quakers in wartime

On Saturday Quakers inaugurated a memorial, in the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, to peaceable service during and after World War II. The Quaker site lies a ten minute walk away from the iconic Armed Forces Memorial at the centre of the Arboretum.

By | Notebook | Monday, 22 April 2013 at 3:45 pm

John F Kennedy first memorial in Dallas, Notebook

John F Kennedy first memorial in Dallas

The 22nd November 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. The city of Dallas has announced that the day the 35th American President was killed in 1963 will be remembered with an official memorial. Kennedy was killed as his motorcade drove through Delaney Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
“This is an event to [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 11:24 am

Should the Commons have observed one minute’s silence for the Cumbria shooting victims?, Eagle Eye

Should the Commons have observed one minute’s silence for the Cumbria shooting victims?

Number 338 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Michael White.
At the start of prime minister’s question time at noon today, the entire House, plus press and public galleries, stood for one minute’s silence.
I don’t recall ever having seen it before. It was moving; such [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 4:46 pm

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