Mayor pays tribute to War fallen after hate crime at Glengormley memorial

On Friday (March 12), the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Jim Montgomery, re-laid a wreath at the Glengormley War Memorial at Lillian Bland Park on behalf of the people of the Borough, following a recent vandalism attack.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 5:11 pm

Last week the Times reported that police had launched an appeal for information after damage was caused to poppy wreaths at Glengormley’s War Memorial.

For more on this story, read here

The Mayor said: “This incident is an insult to the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in their service of the nation. Their courage and selflessness is in stark contrast to those who would commit such a cowardly and shameless act. This is not the first such attack on this Memorial, but I am confident it will be condemned by all right-thinking people, who will recognise it for what it is, a crass attempt to inflame tensions and cause hurt within the community.

Cllr Jim Montgomery at Glengormley War Memorial.

“I sincerely hope the PSNI will be successful in their efforts to bring those responsible to justice.

“Those who serve their country deserve our utmost admiration and respect both in life and in memory, and that is why I was honoured to restore this wreath to its rightful place.”

--

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We’re more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.
Please consider purchasing a copy of the paper. You can also support trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription of the News Letter.