Act of Remembrance at the Northern Ireland War Memorial
On Monday 11 November the Northern Ireland War Memorial held a short ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day.
This act of remembrance was attended by veterans, trustees, council members and staff of the Northern Ireland War Memorial, which operates an accredited museum in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast.
A wreath was placed on a memorial by Mrs Maureen Lightbody, a former Wren who was based at Grey Point Fort and Bangor’s Royal Hotel during the Second World War. The granite memorial holds the museum’s Books of Remembrance for the fallen in the First and Second World War.
The museum tells the story of how Northern Ireland was affected by and contributed to the Second World War. It has a growing collection and offers a range of family events and workshops for schools and community groups. Wren Maureen Lightbody née Oughton, and other veterans in attendance including Major Victor Clarke and Flight Lieutenant Bill Eames have recently contributed to the museum’s ongoing oral history project, The War and Me, which seeks to capture wartime memories of Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD