Hundreds expected at annual Volunteers Sunday commemoration in Derry

This coming weekend hundreds of republicans in the city will gather for their annual Volunteers Sunday where they will remember their patriot dead.

Ahead of the Annual Volunteers Sunday commemoration a spokesperson for the Derry Republican Graves Association said

“Like every commemoration or event we do, we always try to ensure that as much planning goes into them as possible and that they are carried out with dignity and respect. Apart from Easter this weekend would be the next biggest event outside of our annual dinner and local commemorations.

I would encourage people to assemble at Central Drive Creggan at 2.30pm before proceeding to the City Cemetery.

The main speaker this year will be the new Foyle Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion.

The spokesperson went  on to explain some of the work the Derry Graves Association does

“The association would tend to the Republican plot in the city cemetery; it’s a massive undertaken on an annual basis .But it’s vital that it’s kept in pristine condition.

Our primary objective is to honour the memory of all those who have given their lives for Irish Freedom. Their selfless dedication and courage is an inspiration to us all and it’s very important that their memories are passed onto the next generation. We are  heartened to see the amount of young people who have been become involved in the past few years with the association and are working away in their areas.