As next Sunday, 11th November, marks the centenary of the end of the Great War, we in Presentation Secondary School are proud to remember all those who fought and died in this conflict, especially those who have a connection with staff and students in our school.
A special thank you to the Fourth Years and their History teacher Ms. Begley who embarked on a project examining Ireland’s relationship with World War 1. The project was co-ordinated by Ms Barry. The accompanying photos of our Commemorative Wall showcase the work that was done over the last few weeks.
One hundred years on from Armistice Day 1918, the words of the poet Robert Lawrence Binyon still ring true. In his poem ‘For the Fallen,’ he writes:
‘They shall not grow 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 staff and students in presentation are proud to remember the sacrifice made by the following men in the course of the Great War – all relatives of present students and one staff member:
Patrick Sullivan and John Sullivan, both killed in the Battle of the Somme 1916, relatives of Ms Ann O’Brien, staff member.
Denis Edward Tangney, relative of Blathnaid McCarthy, 3N.
Patrick O’Brien, relative of Shona O’Brien, 3N
Thomas Kearney, relative of Niamh Kearney, 4B.
James Bright, Joseph French,Whale Eliah, Arthur Cuthbert and Henry James Mayzes – all relatives of Isabella and Scarlett Bright 2K and 2L.
Daniel Sullivan, Patrick Lynch and John Power, relatives of Anna Lynch 2K.
Cornelius Guiney, relative of Corrina Brazil, 6th Year.
Joseph Smyth and George Collins, relatives of Ellen Finn, 1A.
Con Horan, relative of Rachel Fitzgerald, 1A.
WE thank God for their lives and for the sacrifice they made for freedom. May they rest in the peace of Christ. Amen.