Sunday, November 8, 2009

Remembrance Sunday

Commemmorations to mark Remembrance Sunday have been taking place in Limerick and across the North. In Belfast, over 60 wreaths were laid at the cenotaph at City Hall and a two minute silence was observed.

Wreaths were also laid on behalf of the governments of the United States, Canada, France and Poland.

The President Mary McAleese is due to attend the Royal British Legion rememberance service at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

Almost 50,000 people throughout Ireland were killed in World War I, while more than 5,000 Irish volunteers died in World War II.

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