VIDEOS: Secretary of State and Taoiseach lead Remembrance Day in Enniskillen
Published: 11 Nov 2013 11:00
Her Majesty's Lieutenant for Fermanagh, Viscount Brookeborough; the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers; Minister Arlene Foster and the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny; led the wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen this morning to mark Remembrance Sunday.
On a cold, bright morning, large crowds gathered at the War Memorial in Belmore Street to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Ballyreagh Silver Band led the parade of representatives of the Armed Services, Old Comrades Association, Royal British Legion, PSNI, Fire and Rescue Service and other civic and community organisations with the band of the 4 UDR Association also taking part.
The first wreath was laid on behalf of the Queen by Viscount Brookeborough, followed by the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers on behalf of the Government.
Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster laid a wreath on behalf of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, placed a laurel wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the Irish Government, in his second consecutive visit to Enniskillen on Remembrance Sunday.
At the Remembrance Service in St. Macartin's Cathedral, Dean Kenneth Hall who was assisted by his Curate, the Rev. Rob Clements and Monsignor Peter O'Reilly; asked the congregation to think about what remembrance meant to them. He said it had great relevance to the people of Jesus's day when the scriptures tell them to remember the past, to be better in the present and go forward in the future.
He told the congregation make Remembrance Day to be a milestone in their lives.
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