By Dan Walsh
A local ceremony of reflection and remembrance took place at Wexford County Council headquarters at Carricklawn, Wexford, this afternoon. Cllr John Hegarty, Deputy Mayor, welcomed the attendance.
“We are here today to remember those who have been affected by Covid 19; those healthcare and frontline staff who have put their lives at risk to protect us all; to the retail staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty; those who have lost loved ones; and for all those who have put their lives on hold for the past two years,” said Cllr Hegarty, who added; “We are here today to say thank you for all your combined efforts to keep the country and this county going through these unprecedented times.”
An Ecumenical Service was performed by Bishop Ger Nash, Catholic Bishop of Ferns, Rev. Michael Anderson, Presbyterian Church, Rev. Katherine Kehoe, Methodist Church, and Rev. Trevor Sargent, Church of Ireland Diocese of Ferns.
Readings and musical performances including the Bride Street Folk Group and Mark Redmond from Gorey were included in the ceremony which concluded with the Last Post and Reveille played by Anthony Nolan and the raising of the flag.