Queen Honors Irish Freedom Fighters
Posted on May 17, 2011
The queen has landed in Ireland, where she laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance to honor those who fought against British tyranny. And if you think that’s a nice gesture, you should see the emerald green outfit her majesty wore for her arrival.
Not all are pleased with the queen’s visit. Some locals released black balloons in protest and a bomb was discovered on a bus bound for Dublin. —PZS
God Save The Queen was played when she arrived at the Garden of Remembrance to lay the wreath—regarded as a highly symbolic act as the garden commemorates Irish people who fought over the centuries against British rule.
A one-minute silence followed the laying of the wreath, after which the Irish Tricolour was raised from half to full mast and the country’s national anthem was played.
Much of the centre of Dublin was cordoned off, leaving many streets empty, as part of the strict security clampdown put in place for the visit.
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Visitors read an inscription at Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance.