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Lest we forgot – the world marks 100 years since the start of World War I




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Today marks the day where 200,000 Irish fought in the Great War.

World leaders will gather at Ypres to attend a ceremony at Menin Gate, a memorial to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who died and whose burial places are unknown.

Ypres is a city which experienced heavy fighting through the four years of the war.

It’s the second time in six months that Enda Kenny has visited Ypres.In December, he and British Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to all the British and Irish soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.

Many people wear poppies as a sign of remembering the great soldiers who fought and were killed in battle – 50,000 of whom were Irish.

Lest We Forget. R.I.P. Heroes

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