11 November 2016: Armistice Day commemoration, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

11219413_961630553880694_8487319703709972955_nOn Friday 11 November 2016  Glasnevin Trust hosted an event to mark Armistice Day, commemorating the end of the First World War. In 2008, Glasnevin Trust and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission set about a task of marking previously unmarked graves in Glasnevin Cemetery of World War I and World War II graves of soldiers, sailors, air men and women. This task is now complete and in addition, 104 headstones or Gallipoli markers have been placed on family graves wherein the remains the fallen lie. In addition, the Trust along with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, relocated World War One and World War Two commemorative screen walls from the Prospect Gate area to a more prominent location adjacent to the new ceremonial plaza.

Glasnevin Trust Chairman, John Green and members of the diplomatic corps, including the British, German and US ambassadors, participated in a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day. The ceremony also incorporated the unveiling of four Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaques. The ceremony will take place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commemorative Screen Walls and Cross of Sacrifice, commencing at 11.00am, Glasnevin cemetery.

From Trinity College Dublin: ‘Fit as fiddles and hard as nails’: Irish soldiers voices from the Great War.

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