Gail Ritchie Contemporary Art
,'Standing at the Cenotaph at Belfast City Hall at 11.00 am on 11th November, 2018 I thought of many things and how many of those things had changed in Northern Ireland since (and perhaps because of ) the First World War. Standing with local dignitaries, MLAs and Councillors was Tanaiste Simon Coveney. He laid a wreath of behalf of the Irish Government and this gesture speaks to how WW1 has become one way in which reconciliation and understanding of our complex history can be articulated. More personally, I remembered, again, Frank Ritchie, 9th Btn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who died in France 1918. Now that this significant centenary of 1914 - 18 has passed. I wonder who and what we will remember next year - and how?
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