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Somme Re-Enactment – 18th June 2016

Yesterday, Saturday 18th June the group took part in the Battle of the Somme commemoration in Belfast City Centre and Woodvale park which proved to be an historic event with over 15,000 participants.

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To mark this important centenary, four parades simultaneously proceeded from four points in North, South, East and West Belfast and converged in the city centre at approximately 11.45am for an act of remembrance to Sir Edward Carson. A brief wreath laying ceremony was conducted at his tomb, by two representatives from the Somme Centenary Parade and Re-Enactment Group.

Following a memorial wreath laying service at the Cenotaph, the procession returned to Woodvale park, wherein the planting of a memorial tree and a service with a ninety-minute re-enactement of the first day of the Somme took place.

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The commemoration parade and re-enactment was a culmination of months of dedication from volunteers and was a credit to the organisers.

 

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning. We will remember them.

Lest we forget!