Although several socially remote wreath-laying ceremonies have taken place across Northern Ireland, few have been published, with the News Letter only informed of events in Coleraine town center and the Dervock War Memorial .
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, who took part in both ceremonies, said: “Obviously the 75th anniversary was important, but every year must be remembered.
“I was not mayor for the 75th but it was also under socially distant regulations.
“I would say the commemorations would have been much larger if we weren’t under these restrictions.
“I was delighted to attend. I’m glad the Royal British Legion invited me.
Also participating in the social distancing commemoration, laying a wreath at Coleraine, was Lord Lieutenant for Co Londonderry Alison Millar.
The Royal British Legion is strong with the North West region with 12 branches in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough City Council area.
The organization shares its centenary with that of Northern Ireland.
Mr Fielding said: ‘The Royal British Legion is 100 years old this year, which also coincides with the centenary of Northern Ireland.
“In acknowledging this, I am giving each Causeway Coast and Glens branch a framed presentation to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion and the Centenary of Northern Ireland.
“Three branches – Dervock, Ballymoney and Bushmills – received theirs on Saturday, with the others showing this week.”
Victory in Europe Day – or “Victory in Europe Day” – marked the end of World War II when the struggle against Nazi Germany in Europe ended.
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