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British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald praised the close cooperation between British and U.S. troops as he unveiled a painting dedicated to the “military links between our two nations.”
“I want to thank the U.S. armed forces for the work that they do alongside our armed forces services, both institutionally in terms of the military links between our two nations, and on a personal level for the friendship and help that is shown to us all every day by our colleagues and neighbors in the American military,” he said at the British Embassy ceremony last week.
The highly stylized painting of two soldiers, one draped in the Stars and Stripes and the other in the Union Jack, is the work of Dean Baer, an artist from Prince William County, Va., on behalf of the Azalea Charities, headquartered in the Northern Virginia county, and the British Army Benevolent Fund America. Both charities help wounded soldiers.
Frank Lasch, chairman of the Azalea Charities, said, “I hope everyone … will recognize this painting as a symbol of our appreciation to Great Britain and its troops for standing with us in the fight against terrorism.”
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About the Author
James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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