Newtown Memorial Walk

Crowd assembles at Newtown for the 27 min walk
The crowd assembles at Newtown

Today the residents of Newtown,  Trim, Co. Meath took part in a solidarity walk in remembrance of those who died in that terrible tragedy a week ago in Newtown, Connecticut, USA. We assembled at Newtown Abbey before the 27 minute walk along the River Boyne. The names of the dead were read out and the green and white balloons released into the sky. Young and old came together to share the grief of those families on the other side of the world.

The 27 minute walk for Sandy Hook
The 27 minute walk

We walked through Porchfield along the banks of the Boyne led by Pauline Baker of Irish Balloon Flights who organised the event. School children carried the national flags of Ireland and the USA ahead of the rest of the crowd.

27 flowers are thrown into the river Boyne
The floral tribute to the 27 dead

27 carnations were placed in the river as a tribute to those who lost their lives in Newtown, Connecticut and the flow of the water carried the flowers back down past Newtown, Trim on their way to the sea.

It was a simple gesture by the people of Trim. Our way of showing that we too feel the loss of those 20 innocent children and the 7 adults.

Malcolm White has posted a short video he made today on You Tube.


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Author: Denis O'Donovan

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