Declan Deasy in Irish Times proposes a good solution to the memorial problem.

Sir, – Watching Sunday’s wreath-laying ceremonies by the President,
Taoiseach and Tánaiste suggested to me the solution as to what to wear to commemorate our dead: a laurel leaf. Wearing a laurel leaf every year on November 11th would show to the world that we, in our own way, remember with pride all those Irish men and women who fought and died in past wars.

As the centenary of the first World War approaches, it would be a sign of our self-confidence as a nation.

I propose that the Government launches a competition to design a
laurel leaf pin and designates November 11th, 2013 as the first
official occasion for Irish everywhere to wear it. – Yours, etc,


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