Updated: 15/05/17 : 13:18:26
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Sligo students adopt WWl battle casualties

The history project ‘My Adopted Soldier’ which commemorates soldiers  from the island of Ireland who died in WWl sill see 15 secondary school pupils join with 15 German students in a visit to the war zone around the city of Ypres in Belgium. 

The visit has been facilitated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin and a German colleague who has funded the students from Frankfurt. 

This year’s event will take place from June 20th to 24th and will have involved each student in identifying a soldier from their area, developing his story, and visiting his grave in the Belgian battlefields. 

Pictured at the launch of the 2017 ‘My Adopted Soldier’ project at Collins Barracks, Dublin were Sligo participants Maria Henehan (left), Ballisodare, student at Ursuline College and Ciara Hamilton, Ballygawley, Mercy College student together with project sponsor Marian Harkin MEP.