The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Late Afternoon

Hi56° Chance Rain

Tonight

Lo40° Patchy Fog

Saturday

Hi57° Patchy Fog

Saturday Night

Lo39° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi54° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo42° Chance Rain

Monday

Hi52° Chance Rain

Monday Night

Lo46° Chance Rain

Tuesday

Hi57° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo47° Slight Chc Rain

Australian War Memorial keeps ‘God’ reference

Send to Kindle
Print This

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian War Memorial has reversed a contentious decision to remove “known unto God” from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after a public and political outcry. Memorial director Brendan Nelson refused to confirm The Australian newspaper’s report today that Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a former Roman Catholic seminarian, had personally intervened to prevent the change.

The sandstone war memorial opened in 1941 to commemorate Australians killed in World War I and is among Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions.

View my optionsorSign in