U.S. Military mobilizes for Haiti relief
Thousands of U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard troops are being mobilized
for relief effortd in Haiti.
Soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne will arrive around January 20. Marines from Camp Lejeune will
arrive this weekend.
A hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, is due to arrive on the 22nd.
is also sending about 1,000 soldiers to help with search and rescue missions, and aid and stabilization missions.
Christmas in Iraq
Troops from the 3rd Infantry Division, from Georgia, celebrate Christmas.
Deputy commander Gen. Vandal read "The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas" to the soldiers.
Service marks lost WWI generation
The three last living veterans of World War II, Bill Stone, 108, Henry Allingham, 113, and Harry Patch, 111, died this year.
A special memorial service will be held at Westminster Abbey on November 11th, at 11 a.m. GMT. Queen Elizabeth, Gordon Brown, John Major, and Margaret Thatcher will be in attendance.
"Exactly 91 years ago, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of th eleventh month, the guns fell silent."
So began the memorial service at Westminster Abbey. This year's remembrance was especially moving, because during this year, the last three veterans of World War I died.
Bill Stone: Born in 1900, he was too young to fight in World War I. He tried to enlist when he was 15, but his father refused to give his permission. When he turned 18, he enlisted in the British Navy. In 1940, he was part of the evacuation of Dunkirk. After he left the navy in 1945, he ran a barber shop until he retired in 1968.
He died this year at age 108.
Harry Patch: Born in 1898, he was drafted into the British army in 1916. He fought in France, and was wounded in action in 1917. After the war, he came back to England and worked as a plumber, eventually running a plumbing company until he retired.
He died this year at age 111.
Henry Allingham: Born in 1896, he joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915. After the war, he joined the Ford Motor Company, at its British plant. During the Second World War, he worked on special projects, including counter-measures to German magnetic mines.
He retired from Ford in 1960.
A friend said of him, after he died at age 113, "Henry was active right up until his final months, celebrating his 113th birthday on board HMS President and although he was starting to show his age, he was jubilant about being a teenager again."
Five people remember their fathers, uncles, grandfathers, who fought in World War I
A sacrifice never to be forgotten
Mr Aitkin's father, three uncles and father-in-law all volunteered for the Great War.
All five of them came back alive.
This is a slide show of photos from around Austrialia. (Each photo has a caption at the top - you have to hold the cursor over the top of each photo.)