It had been an emotional and tiring trip for most of the old soldiers. The weather had been warm and the schedule gruelling but the service at the Ulster Tower was the pinnacle of the trip.
It was attended by a large group of veterans, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, politicians, serving military, local Mayors from the surrounding villages and French military and police.
The Church Leaders had led the prayers, hymns had been sung and numerous wreaths had been placed at the foot of the Ulster Memorial Tower, Northern Ireland’s National War Memorial.
The Newsletter recorded that, ‘many of the veterans had been moved to tears.’