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Dedication of Cross of Sacrifice: Glasnevin Cemetery

Posted 12/08/2014

Full coverage, courtesy of RTENewsNow, of the ceremony to dedicate the newly installed Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11, on July 31st, 2014. The erection of the cross is a cooperative venture between Glasnevin Trust and the Commonwealth Graves Commission (CWGC). The service was attended by a wide range of public, diplomatic, and military representatives, along with members of the public. The event was was addressed by President Higgins.

The unveiling of the Cross of Sacrifice was attended upon by colour parties from both the Defence Forces and the British Army. It was also addressed by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Theresa Villiers MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and Dr. Edward Madigan (Royal Holloway), formerly resident historian at the CWGC. A minutes silence was observed, and the ceremony concluded with the Irish and British national anthems and the Last Post.

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