Upper Bann’s Ulster Unionist Westminster candidate Jo-Anne Dobson has pledged her full support for the erection of a memorial wall in memory of RUC and Service Personnel victims of the Troubles.
The memorial wall will be located in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh and Mrs Dobson attended a fund-raiser for the initiative recently in Mahon Road Methodist Church, Portadown.
“We must never ever forget the 301 RUC officers murdered across Northern Ireland in the Troubles; other gallant officers who were horribly maimed and, of course, their sorrowing families who were left to grieve,” said the UUP MLA.
“As Northern Ireland looks to the future we must never forget the sacrifices of the past and the memorial wall will form a lasting and solid reminder of that dedicated service and sacrifice.”
To support the memorial wall project a special DVD has been produced paying tribute to all Security Force members who served in County Armagh. It is titled ‘Holding the Line in Co Armagh’ and copies are available at Jo-Anne Dobson’s office at Rathfriland Street, Banbridge and at the UUP Advice Centre at Bridge Street, Portadown.