The new Northern Ireland Veterans Commissioner, Danny Kinahan laid a wreath at the cenotaph in Belfast on Remembrance Sunday to pay his respects and remember those who died in both World Wars and more recent conflicts. Due to Covid restrictions, a short and socially-distanced service was held at Belfast City Hall, led by the Lord Mayor Alderman Frank McCoubrey and a two-minute silence was observed.
On the day before, the Commissioner gave a reading at the closing ceremony of the Rathcoole ‘Row on Row’ community project. It was organised by the RATH Community Group and members of Dalaradia to recognise the men and women who sacrificed their lives in both World Wars. The week-long project provided a space within the estate’s Rathcoole Park for people to lay crosses in a loved one’s memory, to assist Remembrance commemoration during Covid restrictions.