The 75th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz

In April we commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz.

We not only remembered those that lived through the Blitz, but those that were lost as a result.

A special event took place in the gallery of the Northern Ireland War Memorial to commemorate the 75th anniversary at 12 noon on Friday 15th April 2016. Following a one minute of silence, a floral wreath was laid by Mrs Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle CBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast, on the ‘Blitz Survivors’ bronze sculpture.

We continue to remember the devastation caused by the Blitz of 1941 in a temporary commemorative showcase in the gallery. Visitors can view items belonging to the Civil Defence and ARP while learning more about those families affected by the raids.

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