A few members of Queen’s DUA recently travelled to Belgium and France as part of a Democratic Unionist Party group to visit the battlefields of World War I. The trip included visits to several war cemeteries, the Thiepval memorial and the Ulster Tower, where an Act of Remembrance was held and a cross was laid on behalf of the Association in remembrance of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice whilst fighting for democracy and freedom in the Great War almost 100 years ago.
It was a moving experience to see the areas where men from the 36th Ulster Division and 16th Irish Division, as part of the Allied Forces, fought and suffered such loss of life. For their brave contribution we owe them so much.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
The group also had the opportunity to visit the European Parliament in Brussels, where we were given a tour and met with Diane Dodds MEP.