Ards and North Down Borough Council presented specially commissioned silver poppies to 20 local World War Two veterans at a ceremony in Bangor Castle today (Friday 8 November).
Veterans aged between 93 and 101 who live in the Borough attended the special ceremony where they were officially honoured by the Council for the invaluable service they provided during the Second World War.
The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Alderman Bill Keery, said:
“It was an honour to stand before the veterans and recognise their invaluable contributions as members of the Armed Forces. They served at home and abroad during the Second World War, and I was privileged to present them with a silver poppy as a mark of gratitude.”
“We are all very thankful for the service that they provided and we took the opportunity to remember these veterans during what was a very special ceremony.”
The Mayor will visit those who were unable to attend the ceremony before the end of the month and personally present their poppies.