opening was performed by the President of
Ireland Mrs. Mary McAlesse in the presence of
the King of the Belgiumís H.R.H. King Albert
11 and H.M. Queen Elizabeth 11. Present among
the distinguished guests on the occasion were
committee members George Duke, Barry Ellis,
Andrew Coleman, David Sheehan and Billy Good
with Bandonian Honor Lee in attendance.
Peace Park not alone commemorates all those from
the Island of Ireland who fought and died in
World War 1, it also seeks to use their
tremendous sacrifice as a basis on which to
forge a deeper understanding and respect between
the different traditions on this Island.
members in Messines prior to opening of
the Peace Park