Minute’s silence held to honour volunteers
LIFEBOAT CREWS across the coast held a minute’s silence as a sign of gratitude toward the many volunteers around the county who have lost their lives saving others at sea.
At 12.20 p.m. on Thursday the RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew from Wicklow observed a minutes silence. The RNLI flag outside Wicklow’s lifeboat station was also lowered to halfmast.
This coincided with the ceremony of dedication for the RNLI memori- al sculpture held at the charity’s headquarters in Poole, Dorset. The ceremony was attended by descendants of those lost saving lives at sea. Some of the 778 people commemorated on the memorial came from around the Irish coast. Many of their relatives, friends and associates travelled to attend the ceremony.
The memorial helps to inspire today’s lifesavers while ensuring those who lost their lives are remembered and cherished.