The ges­ture of a great man

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Letters -

Sir — Re­turn­ing from a mis­sion over­seas, I heard of the tragic death of a child. One of the youngest of a large fam­ily. The fa­ther of this child had also died trag­i­cally while on over­seas duty with United Nations the pre­vi­ous year. He died on Christmas Eve.

The fu­neral was in­tensely sad given those facts.

At the ceme­tery, as the burial pro­ceeded, a black Mercedes drove in and Liam Cos­grave, the for­mer Taoiseach, emerged. He saw the military uni­forms and di­verted in or­der to pay his re­spects. That kind ges­ture from a great man is my en­dur­ing mem­ory of him. Harry Mul­h­ern, Dublin

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