Friday, 15th December 2017
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For many historical reasons Armistice Day isn't really celebrated in the Republic of Ireland but that doesn't mean to say that it shouldn't be or that we haven't got as many reasons as other countries to be involved in such a celebration. For a start, tens of thousands of men, and some women, gave their lives in the First World War as well as the Second World War. Ireland was still a part of Great Britain when the First World War broke out and many men answered the call to join up and fight. The same happened for the Second World War even though Ireland was a republic and neutral, many Irish men still went to fight for the Allied cause.

While it might be wrong to call Armistice Day a day of celebration and much more an act of recognition of the sacrifice of so many people it still feels right that it should be done and that the ultimate sacrifice that so many Irish people made be recognized.

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