L•R Mr C Maffee, Mr M Rooney (Chairman), Mr D Brown (Brown Funeral Directors), Mr K Murphy, Mr R McCullough
ON Saturday April 28 local members of the Regimental Association of the Ulster Defence Regiment will be attending a memorial service and dedication of the UDR Stones at the National Memorial Arboretum, in memory of all the men and women of the UDR who made the supreme sacrifice.
The Memorial Stones have been erected in the Ulster Section of the Arboretum in Staffordshire. The Stones are an impressive 10 feet high and dominate the surrounding area; the stone incorporates the Harp and Crown badge of the Regiment.
Sixty-three more memorial trees planted in memory of former members of the UDR who died as a result of terrorist action after they had left the Regiment.
SD Browns Funeral Directors Ltd in Lisburn have kindly donated a Memorial Seat to be placed alongside the trees at the Arboretum so that ex members and their families can sit and reflect on past memories.
The Chairman of the Lisburn Branch said the donation has been greatly appreciated by all and looks absolutely fantastic m its setting.
He added: We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr David Brown for this kind donation and his continued support, the members of the Association have been totally amazed by this kind gift."