Battle Of The Somme Commemoration Planned

A service to remember those who died during the Battle of the Somme is to take place in Carrickfergus this weekend.

The Battle will be commemorated over 100 years later at the Knockagh Memorial on Sunday 30 June in an event organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

There will be representation from the Navy, Army and Air Force with young people adding poignancy to the formal ceremonies by laying wreaths at the memorial in their own contribution to remembrance.
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Mayor Councillor Maureen Morrow, said: "Council is proud to play a part in the organising of this ceremony and we will welcome the ever-growing attendance, including members from the Royal British Legion, Armed Forces and local schools.

"I know it will have an excellent turn out and we encourage the younger generation to get involved in remembering our fallen.

"It's important that the spirit of selflessness that the soldiers of the Somme epitomised is seen and recognised for years to come."

The event is organised in conjunction with a cross-county committee.


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