At the 11th Hour on the 11th day of the 11th Month we remembered our fallen comrades of the first World War 1914-1918
At the War Monument located in Kehoe Park Loughlinbridge Carlow, members of IUNVA Post 29 Carlow were invited to attend and remember 520 soldiers from the county of Carlow who died in the Great War of 1914-1918
Along with the representatives from IUNVA Post 29 Carlow a large crowd gathered and among them members of the second World War, 10th Bn RDF and ONE, all together stood still and remembered our fallen soldiers from the county
The names of all those who died in the War are etched on the wall of the monument and are remembered in our prayers. John McNally of IUNVA Post 29 Carlow remembers his late Uncle who’s name is among the 520 listed on the monument and it was fitting that John laid a wreath on behalf of his Uncle (John McNally) and IUNVA Post 29 on the morning.
Paul McGuire of the Carlow Military Museum gave a wonderful speech outlining the enormity and scale of the War and its harsh reality, its affects on the families of all those who died and remembering the injured that came back to Ireland and continued their suffering for many years after the War. Paul thanked everyone in attendance
Wreaths were laid on behalf of IUNVA Post 29 Carlow, The Carlow Military Museum and on behalf of the people of Carlow in a solemn ceremony. Thanks to Rev Paul Fitzpatrick and Rev Pat Coleman for their input with readings and blessings and Bishop Walton Empy for his attendance on the day
John Kelly of IUNVA Post 29 thanked the organisers for inviting us to the ceremony and that we were delighted to accept and look forward to helping out at such events in the future