France honors 107-year-old vet

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At age 107, Rene Riffaud has only hazy memories of his part in the “war to end all wars,” but he’s quite clear about why France has only now inducted him into the small and shrinking band of hallowed World War I survivors. Simply put, Riffaud figured those who died were the ones who deserved the recognition: “I was more worried with living than looking back to the past,” he told The Associated Press. France, belatedly, disagrees. This week, the veterans minister approved a request from Riffaud’s granddaughter that he be given an official veteran’s card – nearly 88 years after the war ended. That decision, and the rediscovery of another veteran thought to have died, has bumped France’s tally of World War I survivors up to seven – a remarkable development raising the possibility that there may be others. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurantlast_img read more


first_imgUrris GAA News:SENIOR & RESERVES FOOTBALL: The Seniors and Reserves played Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday night in Straid, two most enjoyable games.Final score in reserve game Urris 3-07 letterkenny gaels 2-08. Senior game ended in a draw Urris 1-08 Letterkenny Gaels 1-08. Both teams home to Red Hughs, Killygordon on Saturday night. Please check our Facebook page for times. Support most welcome. LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies are playing Termon B team on Sunday in Termon. BUT again Please check our Facebook page for time etc as fixture may change.CLUB MEETING: There is a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm. MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday April 9th: No Jackpot winner–numbers drawn: 15, 16, 18 & 21. €15 winners: Neil O’Donnell, Rooskey, Anne Mc Gilloway, Roxtown, B Smith C/o Bayside Caravan Park, Neil O’Donnell, Rooskey and The Noone Wains, Tornabratley. Jackpot next week €940. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers each week and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.  U16 Boys: Next match is away to Carndonagh on Friday night at 6.30pm in the Darren Downey/Gary Mc Laughlin Memorial Cup. U12 Go Games: The U12 team to Muff in the Maurice Mc Menamin Memorial Cup on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm. U6 & U8 : Training every Saturday from 11am to 12 noon, please note out in Straid now. Also, U10 girls training every Saturday in Straid from 12 to 1pm.BINGO: Club bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm.LAST MAN STANDING: Congrats to Brian Kelly Our Last Man Standing and thanks to all who took part in the competition and to Donal Kelly for organising.   GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN VALUABLE POINT AGAINST LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more