Minute’s si­lence held to hon­our vol­un­teers

Bray People - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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