World War One exhibition in Moneymore for Remembrance

Remembrance
Remembrance

Moneymore Cultural Development Group will host a World War One exhibition as part of their Festival of Remembrance on Friday, November 6.

The exhibition of memorabilia will be on display from 6pm at Moneymore Presbyterian Church Hall at Circular Road, and will be followed by a concert and Act of Remembrance at 8pm.

As war raged throughout Europe, thousands of young men from across Ireland - and the religious divide - joined the effort to fight the common enemy.

Artists will include Cookstown Sons of William flute band, Tamlaghtmore Silver Band and others.

Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards the Poppy Appeal.

As war raged throughout Europe, thousands of young men from across Ireland - and the religious divide - joined the effort to fight the common enemy.

Irishmen served in all branches of the military including the three main army divisions: 10th (Irish), 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster).

As everyone knows, by the end of the war many young men who had joined up had not returned having paid the ultimate price in defence of their country.

Many don the poppy to remember their sacrifice. The poem, ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ is said to be the inspiration for the poppy with American Moira Michael making red, silk poppies to send to England via a French lady called Anna Guerin. When the British Legion formed in 1921, the poppy became their symbol.

It is a symbol of remembrance and hope which is worn by millions. It is not a political symbol.

The money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes to help serving members of the armed forced, ex-service men and women, and their families.

For further information please contact Robert Kelly on 028 8674 8925 or 0789 589 2177.