President Honours War Dead

Mary McAleese yesterday attended a Royal British Legion remembrance service in Dublin.

The northern born President was at St Patrick's Cathedral, yesterday at one of a series of events held in recent days to remember dead servicemen and women.

The largest of the Remembrance ceremonies across Northern Ireland was in Belfast with Alliance Mayor Naomi Long leading the commemoration while Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson attended the main ceremony in London.

On Saturday, ex-service groups from both sides of the Border gathered in Drogheda, Co Louth, to pay tribute to the war dead at the Cenotaph.

As the Irish tricolour was held alongside the British Flag - as part of the Royal British Legion's 'standard' - Malachy Godfrey, Chairman of the Slane Branch of the Organisation of National Exservicemen, (ONE) joined with Whiteabbey Royal British Legion to represent both communities, north and south.

They stood in silence for the traditional two-minute silence to be observed after an interdenominational service was held with around 200 people in attendance.


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