The Association of Retired Commissioned Officers proudly participated in Veterans’ Day ceremonies in McKee Barracks on Sunday, 19 June 2022.
Veterans’ Day celebrates and commemorates the service of all former members of Óglaigh na hÉireann who have selflessly and loyally served the State. It also recognises the sacrifices of the families and dependents of service personnel due to the exigencies of the service including frequent and extended absences from home. The attendance therefore, of the broader Defence Community in Sunday’s ceremonies is significant and appropriate.
Veterans’ Day formally brings together the recognised Veteran Associations of ARCO, ONE and IUNVA, recognising the support they provide to veterans, protecting their interests, and advocacy on behalf of the Defence Forces generally on issues of importance.
The day also provides a welcome opportunity for all veterans to reconnect and renew old friendships and comradeship and the attendance of Unit, Corps associations and clubs, with whom all veterans can identify, enhances the day.