- published: 06 Jun 2015
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The Royal Hospital Chelsea’s Founder's Day, also known as Oak Apple Day, is always held on a day close the birthday of King Charles II (29 May) and the date of his restoration as King in 1660. The Oak reference commemorates the escape of the future King Charles II after the Battle of Worcester (1651) when he hid in an oak tree to avoid capture by the Parliamentary forces, and is expressed today through all members of the Parade wearing oak leaves.
Historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, London (England). Vic Stefanu, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chelsea Pensioners reside at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, their 300-year-old home founded by Charles II, in the heart of London. Any former soldier of the British Army over the age of 65, who is facing spending their advanced years alone, can apply for residence as an In-Pensioner. Some 300 army veterans live at the Royal Hospital today, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II. The Royal Hospital is a Grade I and II listed site, a beautiful architectural legacy left to us by Charles II and Sir Christopher Wren.
Marc Heron and Rafe Pearlman Birds Beware is the moniker for Echo Park based vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and producer Marc Herron. Check him out at:myspace.com/birdsbeware. You can follow Marc at twitter.com/birdsbeware Colored by the sounds, textures and experiences of a lifetime of travel, from the Alaskan Bush to the Middle East, Rafe Pearlman's music is in a word inspiring. Learn more about Rafe on his website at www.rafepearlman.com or myspace.com/rafepearlman About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. T...