|Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on August 28, 2012 at 4:55 AM|
On the 25th August 2012 a small party of our members and friends took time out of a social visit to Belfast to honour the Sacrifice of The People of Northern Ireland during 2 World Wars. A wreath of poppies emblazoned with an Irish Tricolour was laid by our Chairman Paddy Lowe at the beautiful War Memorial in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.
Laying our wreath at this special memorial was something we really wanted to do - to register our remembrance and acknowledge our debt to all the fallen Servicemen and women of this Island and the almost 1000 Belfast people who lost their lives during the Blitz. We were genuinely surprised and highly complimented to be met on arrival and escorted by Cllr Guy Spence DUP, Belfast City Council (left) and Robert & Elizabeth McKee of the Sandy Row Cultural Society. Much appreciation too to Mr. Trevor McCusker of Ballyclare for his help, friendship and photography.
The cermony was simple, short and genuinely heartfelt and we're so glad it was able to be shared with more than just ourselves. Words are not enough here to relate the kindness, friendliness, courtesy and good humour we have encountered at every turn during our Branch trip to Belfast - We salute them and thank them all so very much for their friendship and valued support.