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Kennedy attends parade to mark World War One centenary

The Ulster Unionist  Assembly member for Newry & Armagh, Danny Kennedy MLA has congratulated the  organisers of two special Parades he attended last night, Monday, August 4, which commemorated the beginning of the Great War in August 1914.

Mr Kennedy paraded in Bessbrook village as a member of Tullyvallen Silver Band, who led a parade of Ex  Servicemen to a  short Service of Commemoration at the War Memorial conducted by local Clergy.

Later on Monday evening,  Mr Kennedy attended the Candlelight Vigil and Parade organised by Newry  RBL which was followed by a short  Service of Commemoration at Newry  Cenotaph, Bank Parade in the City.

Mr Kennedy  said: “Both of these events  were very poignant and were simple but impressive. On behalf of the entire  wider community  I would like to thank the organisers of these  important events for giving us the opportunity to remember all those who served  in the Great War from all sides of the community”.

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