Monday, March 12, 2012
Freddles Remembers Fukushima Victims
OK, so they used the always reliable standby "Asian chicks will be there" bait on the ol' boy, but it got him out of bed, filled up with coffee and looking somewhat chipper, given the sobriety of the occasion. Whatever works, sometimes. Shame Mary couldn't have been bothered to make it, the gesture would have been appropriate and kind, but if Fred Solo is the key to the success of The Rehabilitation of The Clown Prince, Part XVIII: This Time With Embalming Fluids and Madam Distracted By Shopping, then who isn't for that?
Announcement: Danish Royal Website
Monday 12 March 2012, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince took part in the reception at the Japanese Ambassador's place in Copenhagen to commemorate the victims of the earthquake disaster in Japan in March 2011.
At the memorial commemorating the disaster crown prince lit a candle to commemorate the more than 19,000 people who lost their lives and the many survivors who are still struggling to rebuild their lives again. The candle lighting was followed by a minute's silence.
Ambassador Sano broke the silence by turning the clock back one year and stressed how important it is to remember how many Japanese came to the rescue, but also to remember that such a disaster can strike again. He recalled the essentials of being prepared and said that Japan today also come much more robust out of the terrible incident. The Ambassador wrapped up by thanking the Crown Prince, because he visited the affected areas in Japan in June 2011, three months after the disaster.
Even former Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and climate, energy and construction minister Martin Lidegaard gave speeches at the memorial ceremony.