19. Remembrance Saturday ~ 2021

It was with great pleasure the Parish of Ardkeen was able to once again host the Annual Remembrance Saturday Service at the War Graves in the graveyard at St Joseph’s Church, Ballycranbeg on Saturday 13th November.

Unforthunately, due to the restrictions in place because of Covid 19, we were unable to hold the Service in 2020.

Fr Alexander welcomed Parishioners and Visitors before the traditional prayer service which was followed by the two minute silence, Cadets from the Regent House Air Cadet Corps then placed poppy crosses and a wreath on the graves. The headstones of the Polish airmen were decorated with the traditional Polish colours and a wreath from the local Polish community was laid to remember in a special way their fellow countrymen.

Following the ceremony, Fr Alexander welcomed everyone to the Old Schoolhouse for some refreshments which was provided by the Parish Social Committee.

“At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
we will remember them”