Public invite to Mayor's Day of Reflection tomorrow

Choirs from Holy Cross and other schools will join in Mayor of Derry & Strabane Elisha McCallion's Day of Reflection tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12.45pm at Guildhall Square.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 9:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 11:26 am
The Mayor Councillor Elisha McCallion. Picture Martin McKeown. 23.03.16
The Mayor Councillor Elisha McCallion. Picture Martin McKeown. 23.03.16

The event is organised in memory of all those from within the area who have lost their lives as a result of war and conflict.

It will be held in a non-religious and non-political atmosphere, around the theme of hope, and is open to everyone.

Speaking ahead of the event, the Mayor said she felt it was important to hold a public event that would bring communities together to share their experiences and reflect their loss.

She said the event is cross-community and an opportunity for the public to remember loved ones they have lost through war or conflict.

Choirs from St. Mary’s and Holy Cross schools will be performing alongside instrumental music from the Education Authority and pupils from St. Cecilia’s College, St. Columb’s College and Oakgrove Integrated Secondary schools, who participated in the Reading for Reflection competition will do the readings.

The Mayor will also unveil a plaque on the City Walls.

Buses are being made available from a number of locations from within the Council district for those wishing to travel to the event.

Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Guildhall.

Encouraging the public to come along to the event, the Mayor said: “The Day of Reflection is an opportunity for everyone to come together and stand united as we remember loved ones who have sadly lost their lives through war or conflict.

“Many of us have suffered greatly during our troubled past and the Day of Reflection is a chance for us all to unite and take time from our busy lives to reflect and remember.

“I hope to see as many people as possible coming along Wednesday,” she added.