A group of victims of terrorism from south Armagh travelled this week to England to visit the National Memorial Arboretum, near Lichfield in Staffordshire. In all 43 members of FAIR were able to visit the site which commemorates military war dead, focussing in particular on the Ulster Ash Grove, with its saplings laid out to preserve the memory of so many that lay down their lives for law and order, and liberty.
The party stayed for two nights in Cwmbran in Monmouthshire travelling up to the Midlands on the second day and also visiting the beautiful and historic city of Lichfield. On the day of departure time was spent in both Cardiff and Bristol for shopping, sightseeing and relaxation. The trip, which took place from 8th -10th of March, was greatly enjoyed by all that took part, and it is hoped that a similar trip can be run in the near future.
Thanks go also to the Community Relations Council that provided the funding to enable the trip to take place. Following are some pictures of the group at the Arboretum.
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