National Day of Commemoration on Sunday

The National Day of Commemoration, to honour Irish people who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, will be marked in Galway this Sunday.

Relatives and next of kin of those who died in past wars or on UN service, as well as a cross-section of the community, including ex-servicemen’s organisations, will be in attendance. A representative body from the Defence Forces will be on parade. There will be a procession led by the deputy mayor, accompanied by the city councillors and NUI Galway president James Browne.

The ceremony will commence with a multi-faith service of prayer involving representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland, the United Presbyterian/Methodist churches, and the Muslim community, followed by a wreath laying.

There will be music from St Patrick’s Brass Band and soloist Hildegarde Naughton.

The ceremony is open to the public and members of the public as well as former members of the Irish and other defence forces are welcome to attend.

 

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