Friday, May 20, 2011

A Moment Of Silence And Respect

A day after Queen Elizabeth paid respect to those Irish who died in the struggle against Britain for Irish freedom she attended a ceremony and laid a wreath honoring almost 50,000 soldiers at the Irish National War Memorial.

The Queen's attendance at the ceremony honoring the Irish soldiers who died in World War I reflects an aspect of history that has been troubling for her hosts.

For decades, when the focus of admiration was on the rebels who fought and died in the 1916 Easter Rising, the soldiers' contribution went unrecognized.

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, who was among the dignitaries at the ceremony, said: "Everyone remembers the past but we have to look to the future, but there are clear indications as a society - in the UK and Republic - people are moving on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RIP boys