Despite the very inclement weather, the annual Remembrance Saturday Service took place on 9th November at the War Graves in the graveyard at St Joseph’s Church, Ballycranbeg. Fr Alexander welcomed those who had braved the wet and cold weather before leading the short prayer service which was followed by the traditional two minute silence to remember the servicemen buried in the graveyard.
Cadets from the Regent House Air Cadet Corps then placed poppy crosses and a wreath on the graves. There was also a wreath from the local Polish community to remember especially their countrymen.
Following the ceremony, very welcome refreshments were provided in the Old Schoolhouse by the Parish Social Committee.
“When you go home tell them of us,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today”