Pigeon In Australia Flies Off With Flowers From Gravesite The bird has been taking poppies that were laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Canberra, and making a nest. A bit of history, pigeons were widely used in World War II to deliver messages.

Pigeon In Australia Flies Off With Flowers From Gravesite

Pigeon In Australia Flies Off With Flowers From Gravesite

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The bird has been taking poppies that were laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Canberra, and making a nest. A bit of history, pigeons were widely used in World War II to deliver messages.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Stealing flowers from a gravesite is not OK, but a pigeon in Canberra, Australia, has been forgiven. The bird has been flying off with poppies that were laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and making a nest near a stained-glass window in the chapel. Pigeons were widely used in World War II to deliver messages. A spokesperson for the memorial called the nest a reminder of the powerful bond between man and beast on the battlefield.

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