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Villiers pays tribute to fallen heroes at Belfast City Hall Remembrance Day Service

The Secretary of State attends Belfast Remembrance Service

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The Secretary of State, Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP today laid a wreath on behalf of the British Government at the Cenotaph at Belfast City Hall.

Speaking after the ceremony, Ms Villiers said:

This is a particularly poignant service today as we commemorate the anniversary of the commencement of the First World War. It is important that we remember all of those brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars to defend our freedoms and also soldiers from Northern Ireland who have been killed or injured in more recent conflicts.

We must never forget all those who paid such a high price for our liberty and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Without their courage and sacrifice the world would be a much darker place. I am honoured to stand alongside the Lord Mayor, representatives of the Northern Ireland Executive, Irish Government and civil society in remembering them.

Published 9 November 2014