Sunday, July 12, 2009

National Day Of Commemoration

The National Day of Commemoration has been marked at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham in Dublin.

The purpose of the commemoration is to remember those Irish soldiers who lost their lives in war or with the United Nations. The Commemorative Plaque in the Royal Hospital carries the following inscription:-

In honour of all those
Irishmen and Irishwomen
Who died in past wars
Or on service with the
United Nations
The commemorative ceremonies began at 11 am with the arrival of An tUachtarán Mary McAleese and a Presidential Guard of Honour. Representatives of the various Faith Traditions in Ireland participated in a prayer service. The President laid a wreath in honour of those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. Honours were rendered by a Cadet Guard of Honour and the Last Post was sounded. The National Flag was raised to full mast and Reveille sounded, followed by the National Anthem.

1 comment:

David said...

May they rest in peace and be remembered always.