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Seeley hopeful engagement with British Legion will continue

3 November, 2014


Sinn Féin councillor Catherine Seeley has said she hopes that engagements with the British Legion in Upper Bann to make Remembrance events more inclusive will continue. 

Councillor Seeley, said; 

"The meetings with the British Legion were challenging but also respectful and meaningful they offered real hope and prospect of further engagement with the British Legion in Upper Bann.

"While I respect the right of all to remember and honour the fallen from the First and Second World Wars and indeed our recent conflict, it is clear that the British military involvement in such commemorations makes it impossible for the entire community get involved.

"I will continue to engage with others in a bid to secure an inclusive commemorative event to honour all those who have lost their lives in war and conflict. I wish to thank the British Legion for their engagement with me and hope this can continue.

"In the absence of an agreed inclusive commemorative ceremony I will not be attending any of the Remembrance Sunday events planned in the Borough. 

"I do however offer my condolences to all who lost their lives in war and respect the right of all to honour and remember their war dead."

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