Only memorials are being moved, not graves.Biped said:...
As it is, British forces are having to move graves of the fallen to safe areas, such as the remaining barracks.
I think that in the current climate, that of downing tools and semi-co-operation, there should be agreements in place between the two communities to respect the graves of the dead.
The cemetery has a Cross of Sacrifice, which was first erected after the 1914-1918 war. There are 102 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 52 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated in this site. There are also 10 Foreign National burials. Those of the 1914-1918 whose graves are not marked by headstones are named on a Screen Wall memorial near the Cross of Sacrifice.
While I still don't really care it's been done, I do agree that most loyalists wouldn't be seen dead the other side of the Westlink/M1. In five years living in the village, I only ventured across the once and that was when I first arrived. I took the wrong turning but quickly retraced my steps until the gable end 'murials' got friendlier and more familiar.Lurgan_Stoop said:As has already been mentioned. The graves that were desecrated were more than likely done so by members of the same religion. ie.. those members of the same grouping who have become 'splinter' factions of bigger organisations.
I can't imagine any of the loyalist groupings taking the time to cross over to milltown. Generally too busy intimidating the minority ethnics in the village.
It's a good job there isn't an election coming up.
Nearly think people were trying to raise tensions....?
PIRA may have started out fighting for some principle, but it was soon lost in their struggle to control organised crime. If you were here you would know that they continue to do it; they have just rebranded so as not to disrupt Bliar's 'legacy' of appeasement.bobath said:PIRA fought for what they believed, they just did it in a stupid and misguided way.