9 July 1998 Edition

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Tyrone commemoration

Tyrone republicans are expected to converge in large numbers on Monday 13 July in Galbally for the annual ``Tyrone Volunteers' Commemoration'' at the graveside of local man and hunger striker Martin Hurson, whose seventeenth anniversary falls on that day.

Brian Crawley, Tyrone National Graves Chairperson stressed, ``the importance of remembering the sacrifice of our hunger strikers and all others who laid down their lives for Irish freedom.''

The Tyrone National Graves Association has also organised commemorations in both Edendork and Pomeroy in the past fortnight to mark the 25th anniversary of Volunteers Patrick Carty, Sean Loughran and Dermot Crowley who were killed in 1973 and also to mark the 10th anniversary of Pomeroy man Seamus Woods who was described by Sinn Fein Assembly member Barry Mc Elduff as ``a respected man who fought and died valiantly for his country.''

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