Remembrance events held across Newtownabbey
Members of the Royal British Legion, residents, political and community representatives gathered across Newtownabbey to remember service personnel at memorial events.
Remembrance events were staged at a number of locations including Ballyclare, Ballynure, Glengormley, Carnmoney, Rathcoole and Whiteabbey.
This year’s Whiteabbey Royal British Legion (RBL) Service of Remembrance was attended by Cadets and Instructors from Glengormley Detachment, C Company and Whitehouse Detachment, D Company, Army Cadet Force (ACF).
Cadet Lance Corporal Connorlee Hughes from Glengormley Detachment read a passage from the Bible during the service and Cadet Hannah Montgomery from Whitehouse Detachment laid a wreath on behalf of both Detachments.
Sergeant Major Instructor Tommy Crawford said: “It was a privilege to be invited to participate in the Service of Remembrance and thank you to Whiteabbey Royal British Legion for inviting the cadets.”
Cadet Hannah Montgomery added: “It was great to have the opportunity to pay our respects to the fallen on such an important day.”
Speaking after a memorial service in Glengormley on November 13, UUP Cllr Robert Foster said: “Thank you to Carnmoney District District LOL Number 25 for inviting me to their remembrance service this morning at Glengormley Cenotaph, which I was delighted to attend.
“It was brilliant to have Sons of Kai Flute Band accompany the District as it made its way to the Cenotaph through Glengormley.
“Wreaths were laid in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. For our tomorrow they gave their today.”
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