Saturday, February 18, 2006


OO praise An Post over Sommes stamp

Well done, An Post This is a nice bit of news.

The Orange Order has welcomed An Post's decision to mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a commemorative stamp.

The Order said today that it had received a letter from An Post confirming that a special stamp would be brought out to mark the occasion.

Spokesman David Hume said the Battle of the Somme was remembered in many parts of the Republic, particularly border counties like Donegal, and the gesture would be greatly appreciated with the unionist community.

He also said he was disappointed that the Royal Mail in Britain was not making a similar gesture to mark the First World War battle.

Well it's good to see that the Orange Order can be reasonable every once in a while.

I agree with them that it's good to see An Post acknowledge the Battle of the Sommes as it is a significant moment in history for all of the island of Ireland and those who fought so bravely, like the 16th Irish Division and the 36th Ulster division, deserve proper recognition.


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