HRH The Duke of Kent Visited War Graves in Ireland
30 April 2013
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, visited Ireland on 1 and 2 May
to inspect war graves and took part in ceremonies to honour those
who fought and died during the two world wars.
The Duke visited five cemeteries in the Dublin area
which were selected by the Commission to illustrate the
diversity of Commonwealth War Graves sites in Ireland that the
Commission maintains with the assistance of the Office of Public
Works, local government, cemetery trusts and contractors.
His Royal Highness said: "As we approach the 100th Anniversary
of the beginning of the First World War, the graves, cemeteries and
memorials cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission take
on even greater significance - reminding future generations of the
importance of those events, and of the need for continued
remembrance of the fallen, their achievements and sacrifices.
"I look forward to seeing the variety of the Commission's task
across the Republic and to meeting those whose generous support
makes our work here possible."