Every year since the Madrid bombings in 2004 a Memorial Day to the victims of terrorist attacks has been observed. Since 2012 I have hosted an event to mark the day at Parliament Buildings. It has been highly successful with a large number of victims attending from across the Province. This year’s event sadly cannot take place in person due to the pandemic but we will be running an online event which can be accessed on Facebook via this link https://fb.me/e/1XU8Jf2XO on 11th March 2021. Streaming will start shortly before 11am. You will also be able to view it via the Jim Allister Facebook page.

The event will take the form of a minute of silence in memory of murdered victims, followed by some victims telling their stories so that the wider community might hear some of the untold accounts of the consequences of terrorism, both republican and loyalist.

I am thankful to the South East Fermanagh Foundation and Ulster Human Rights Watch for their help in assisting with the planning of this event.

I believe that anyone who was in attendance on previous years will agree that this was a worthwhile event. While 2021 must of necessity be different I look forward to welcoming you virtually.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Allister