Limerick to remember war dead this Sunday

Nick Rabbitts

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Limerick to remember war dead this Sunday

A service will take place at Pery Square to mark Remembrance Sunday

LIMERICK will this weekend pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the two world wars.

An estimated 1,000 Limerick men perished in the conflicts – and at 10.45am this Sunday, a wreath will be laid at the Pery Square war memorial.

When the clock strikes 11 o’clock, a minute’s silence will be observed by the crowd.

Members of the Royal British Legion Limerick which is organising the event will be joined by representatives of the American Legion in Ireland, the Organisation of National Ex-servicemen, the Irish Naval Association and the Irish United Nations Interim Force in the Lebanon.

After the minute of silence, they will then march to St Joseph’s Church in O’Connell Avenue, where a memorial mass will be held.

Music will be provided by the St Mary’s Prize Band.

Politicians from across Limerick have been invited.

In the lead up to Remembrance Day, Poppies, Irish Poppy Badges and Poppy Crosses will be available at various venues around Limerick City, including St Mary’s Cathedral.

They are also being sold for a donation at the Crescent Shopping Centre on Thursday November 9 and Saturday, November 11 and the Parkway Shopping Centre on Friday, November 11 and the following day.

Money raised will go towards the continuing work of the Royal British Legion in Ireland, in supporting veterans and their families in practical ways, and offering a sense of community.