Call for street signs to honour borough’s WWI heroes

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A local councillor has called on Antrim Council to consider naming new housing developments or roads after the borough’s WWI heroes.

Councillor Paul Michael raised the issue at last Thursday’s monthly meeting of council, and suggested it would be an appropriate way to honour those from the Antrim borough who had served their country, particularly with 2014 being the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War.

Councillors had been discussing the issue of signage in the borough, when Cllr. Michael raised the issue.

“I would just like to remind members that we are in the 100th anniversary year of the outbreak of the Great War,” Cllr. Michael said.

He added: “I would like to suggest to members that when we looking at signs for the borough, surely it would be appropriate for this council, in some way, consider the use of names of those who lost their lives 100 years ago.”

Cllr. Michael added: “We are always tasked to consider the naming of new developments, for example, so my proposal would be to take this on board we are considering the names of new developments.

“It would be a fitting tribute.”

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