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Malvinas Memorial Buenos Aires 
      "Malvinas
     
Islas Malvinas War Memorial, Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
On Wednesday, 3rd March, 2010, at the Malvinas War Memorial, Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires, at 10.45 am, the following was dedicated to British and Argentine personnel who lost their lives during the Falklands War of 1982:
1) One poppy wreath with an Irish Tricolour: Irish Seamen's Relatives Association (1939-46):
2) One poppy wreath with the official insignia of Merchant Navy Association, Wirral Branch, Birkenhead, UK:
3) One poppy wreath with the official insignia of the Royal Naval Association, Birkenhead, UK:
4) One poppy Wreath with the insignia of the Royal Naval Patrol Service Association, Lowestoft, UK:
5) One poppy wreath donated by Mr Norman Earl, Merchant Navy Association, Wirral Branch, without any official centre was placed on behalf of the above Associations to remember all the veterans and their families. This was placed by a young Argentine boy of British Irish descent as a symbol of hope for the future. An altar poppy cross was also placed in memory of all those missing in action. The procedure was the same as in all the other previous memorial events.
A Piper was in attendance and played the lament Flowers of the Forest as a tribute to all the dead. Laurence Binyon's Poem ODE TO THE FALLEN was recited in English, Irish and also read in Spanish by a young Argentine lad prior to the wreath laying. The remembrance events at the British and German Cemetery’s including the event at the Malvinas Memorial, is the first time that any poppy wreaths have been placed in such a formal way heretofore, and, it was a privilege to do so on behalf of the Associations concerned. Note the wreath with the tricolour ribbon attached: 
                     Peter Mulvany BCL, HDip Arts Admin​   
     
   British War Cemetery La Chacarita, Buenos Aires​
Wreaths British War Cemetery Buenos Aires 2    British War Cemetery La Chacarita Buenos Aires 3

 

 

 

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