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Special event this week to remember those lost in conflict

02 December 2019

 

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Michaela Boyle, will hold a special Day of Reflection this Thursday, December 5th, in memory of all those who have lost their lives through conflict.

People are invited to gather in Guildhall Square at 1pm to pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives due to war or conflict. This will be a cross community and non-denominational event which is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion or culture.

The event offers a neutral platform for remembrance and Mayor Boyle is encouraging local people to take the opportunity to come together to share their experiences of loss. “I think it’s immensely important that we take the time to remember those we have lost during times of trouble and conflict. Sadly most families will have lost a loved one, or will be close to people who have lost relatives in tragic circumstances.

“It’s important for us to come together as a community, to pay our respects and share our memories of those who are gone. It’s a chance to reflect on the peace that we are still building and to pledge our commitment to nurturing that peace for future generations.”

The Mayor’s day of Reflection was first established in 2016, when a special plaque was unveiled in memory of all victims of conflict. The event will feature music and some words of reflection by the Mayor and other community figures.