Members of Post 29 of the UN Veterans Association IUNVA hosted a beautiful ceremony recently to remember their late colleagues at a wreath-laying service on Askea.

The ceremony took place at the UN monument in the grounds of the Holy Family Church, Carlow, which was attended by a large number of Post 29 veterans along with their families and colleagues from the Tullow and Kilkenny branches.

MC John Kelly began the ceremony by welcoming the attendees, after which chairman of Post 29 Carlow James Ryan addressed all present.

Fr Tom Little, PP, Askea-Bennekerry-Tinryland, led the prayers for the deceased members, after which a wreath from Post 29 was laid by Hugh Kelly.  A wreath in memory of John O’Sullivan was laid by his daughter Maire.

The crowd then observed a minute’s silence and military honours were rendered with the sounding of the last post and the raising of the flag by member Dan O’Sullivan of Bagenalstown.

The MC thanked those attending, after which parade commander John Gus Hennessy dismissed the veterans on parade.

Because of the coronavirus, they couldn’t host a reception afterwards like they usually do, but Post 29 IUNVA would like to thank everyone involved in the event