Thursday, 15 October 2009
Ready for CAE p 12. Awards. What is written under the flag?
U.S. President Barack Obama passes by a torn United Nations flag that flew over the bombed Canal Hotel in Iraq in the 2003 attack. The flag was retrieved from the rubble and brought to the UN in New York after a few months. The condition of the blue UN flag wih the hallmark design of laurels around a globe shows the devastation of the blast since the flag had to have been 10 or 20 Ft above the ground at the time.
The flag is now displayed under a plexiglass screen, above an inscription reading: "Fallen in the cause of peace."
You can actually see the full inscription here: