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Offbeat Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversary

11:17  12 november  2019
11:17  12 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The poppy is a symbol used by Commonwealth countries to recognize the sacrifice made by armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. “The wounded soldier symbolizes the defining quality of endurance, and the nest of poppies nearby is a poignant reminder of the powerful bond between

A pigeon has been pinching poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Australia's national war memorial in Canberra and using them to build a colourful nest in the lead-up to Remembrance Day commemorations. The pigeon has created the nest with the red flowers under the soft light of a stained.

a sign on the side of a building: A pigeon builds a nest with collected poppies at The Australian War Memorial in Canberra © Reuters/Social Media A pigeon builds a nest with collected poppies at The Australian War Memorial in Canberra

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A pigeon has been pinching poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Australia's national war memorial in Canberra and using them to build a colourful nest in the lead-up to Remembrance Day commemorations.

a bird standing on top of a wooden post: A pigeon builds a nest with collected poppies at The Australian War Memorial in Canberra © Reuters/Social Media A pigeon builds a nest with collected poppies at The Australian War Memorial in Canberra

The pigeon has created the nest with the red flowers under the soft light of a stained glass window at The Australian War Memorial, the West Australian newspaper reported.

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The pigeon has created the nest with the red flowers under the soft light of a stained glass window at The Australian War Memorial, the West Australian “The wounded soldier symbolises the defining quality of endurance, and the nest of poppies nearby is a poignant reminder of the powerful bond

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A pigeon has been pinching poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Australia’s national war memorial in Canberra and using. A pigeon builds a nest with collected poppies at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia in this undated recent handout photo.

The poppy is a symbol used by Commonwealth countries to recognise the sacrifice made by armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

"The wounded soldier symbolises the defining quality of endurance, and the nest of poppies nearby is a poignant reminder of the powerful bond between man and beast on the battlefield," a War Memorial spokesperson told the West Australian.

a close up of a red flower: A pigeon builds a nest with collected poppies at The Australian War Memorial in Canberra © Reuters/Social Media A pigeon builds a nest with collected poppies at The Australian War Memorial in Canberra

Remembrance Day is commemorated on Nov. 11 each year.

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