No matter how many times memorial is desecrated, the IRA massacre at Narrow Water will not be forgotten

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

The scene at Narrow Water yesterday morning is one which causes me deep anger and despair.

It is completely sickening that wreaths and poppy crosses placed in tribute to the 18 soldiers murdered by the IRA at this location have been desecrated once again.

For this type of repulsive action to occur once is one time to many, but unfortunately this has become an all too regular occurrence at Narrow Water.

Unfortunately intolerance continues to prevail amongst some in society and the lack of respect shown to those brave soldiers murdered at Narrow Water only serves to compound the hurt of their families.

The perpetrators of these attacks must realise no matter how many times they attempt to eradicate the memory of the evil deed that occurred at Narrow Water, the local community will ensure the sacrifice paid by the 18 brave soldiers is never forgotten.

David Taylor, UUP councillor, Newry, Mourne & Down District Council