Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rain, War, Remembrance, and Veterans

Obama and Michelle in the rain with an umbrella
Some US presidents have experienced umbrella difficulty. 
George W Bush versus Umbella

George W Bush versus Rain Poncho
One, in particular, finds rain challenging. 
Vladimir Putin standing in the rain while paying tribute to soldiers from WWII. June 2017
Other world leaders, including tyrannical ones, apparently aren't concerned with excessive moisture.
WWI evacuating injured soldier in the mud and rain
World War I ended 100 years ago. World leaders met to commemorate the veterans and to acknowledge a duty to preserve the peace.  
Fitting the solemnity of the occasion, it rained. 
Donald Trump doesn't know how to use an umbrella and leaves it open before entering his plane.
Trump, possibly due to an umbrella inability, did not attend the commemoration but did tweet "Happy 243rd Birthday" to the U.S. Marine Corps from the hotel room.     
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron Honor those who died in WWI. November 2018
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were among leaders honoring those who died in WWI.  
"The old demons are rising again, ready to complete their task of chaos and of death. . . . Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism." - Emmanuel Macron
Post Script: 
Trump topped off Veteran's Day by announcing Florida should ignore mail-in ballots, which have a high percentage of votes from Military personnel. 
Hopefully, veterans and military personnel had a Veterans Day befitting their sacrafice.
#Veterans #Trump #Nationalism #Patriots #Bush #Macron #Merkel
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