International Veterans Day: Several hundred attend Limerick parade

Veterans from several countries took part in the parade in Limerick city centre Veterans from several countries took part in the parade in Limerick city centre

Several hundred army veterans have attended an International Veterans Day parade in Limerick.

It is the first time the event has been held in Ireland.

It was organised by the Patrick Sarsfield branch of ONE, an organisation of national ex-servicemen and women, as part of Limerick's year as National City of Culture.

Religious services were held before a wreath-laying ceremony took place at Pery Square.

Veterans then marched through Limerick city centre to the civic offices.

The event was attended by veterans from organisations across Europe, including Unifil veterans from Sweden and Norway, the Royal British Legion, the Polish Veterans Association and the French Foreign Legion of Ireland.

The president of the Southern Area Council of ONE, Joe O'Mahony, said it was an extraordinary event to bring so many veterans together and to host a service of simple respect for those who deserved the highest respect.

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