We usually mark it with a coming together at Parliament buildings but like so many events over the past 12 months, Covid-19 intervened to make that impossible.

But we don’t necessarily need a physical meeting to remember.

Those who have been hurt physically and mentally and those murdered over the years are always remembered in our hearts.

This year saw buildings illuminated in red to mark the day. St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast City Hall, the headquarters of Derry City and Strabane District Council, and the offices of Causeway Coast and Glens Council in Coleraine all participated and the red-lit buildings against the darkness of the night indeed provoked memories of our innocent victims.

Another year might have passed but they will never be forgotten.