WAR SER­VICE

Mid Louth Independent - - FRONT PAGE -

THE names ring out - Cpl Myles Reilly, James Flana­gan, John McKenny, Thomas Mackin, Richard Free­man, James Quinn, John James Clarke - they just go on and one, dozens of them.

They are names from the past, men from Ardee and dis­trict who went off to fight in World War I and never re­turned.

They are re­called each year in Novem­ber at a spe­cial me­mo­rial ser­vice at the war me­mo­rial at the Fair Green, Ardee.

This year, that event takes place on Satur­day Novem­ber 18th at 11am.

The Cathaoir­leach of Louth CC, Togher man Colm Markey will at­tended on the day, ac­com­pa­nied by Mairead McGuin­ness MEP.

Fin­tan Malone says it is an im­por­tant day for many lo­cal peo­ple who re­mem­ber those that died and also those that re­turned home from the con­flict and are no longer with us.

The com­mu­nity is wel­come to come along for 11am and en­joy a short ser­vice be­fore a wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony takes place.

‘This is the fourth such cer­e­mony we have held since the me­mo­rial was erected in 2014,’ Fin­tan re­marked.

The war me­mo­rial in Ardee

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