Commemoration Ceremonies Held Across The World to Mark the End of World War One
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will join other world leaders in Paris today to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
I’m in Paris this morning for the Armistice Day Commemoration at the Arc de Triomphe. I will stand in memory of the more than 200,000 Irishmen who fought in WW1 and the many Irishwomen who witnessed the horrors of war and worked courageously to save lives. #ArmisticeDay100 #WW1— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) November 11, 2018
Meanwhile, President elect Michael D Higgins will attend a State Commemoration Ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin this morning.
The President will attend the #ArmisticeDay centenary commemorations at Glasnevin Cemetery, in memory of the thousands of Irish men and women who died in the First World War.— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) November 9, 2018
Tanaiste Simon Coveney says it is a hugely significant day across Europe, remembering the enormity of loss of life on the 100th anniversary of the ending of the first World War.
The Foreign Affairs Minister will represent the Irish Government at the Belfast Commemoration.
While the Enterprise Minister Heather Humphries will be in Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, scene of one of the worst atrocities of the troubles in 1987.