Terry Glavin on Bloody Sunday Apology...
A long overdue apology...this is from Terry Glavin's blog.
Shortly before 3 p.m., the marchers arrived in Guildhall Square singing We Shall Overcome. Some entered the small walled space crying. Others bore giant banners carrying pictures of the 14 victims:
Paddy Doherty, 31. Gerald Donaghy, 17. Jackie Duddy, 17. Hugh Gilmour, 17. Michael Kelly, 17. Michael McDaid, 20. Kevin McElhinney, 17. Barney McGuigan, 41. Gerald McKinney, 35. Willie McKinney, 26. William Nash, 19. Jim Wray, 22. John Young, 17. John Johnston, 59.
Each of them innocent. This is how they died."This is a day of huge moment and deep emotion in Derry. The people of my city did not just live through Bloody Sunday; they have lived with it since. . .The Prime Minister’s welcome statement and the statement that will be made by the families on the steps of the Guildhall will be the most significant records of this day on the back of the report that has been published. However, perhaps the most important and poignant words from today will not be heard here or on the airwaves. Relatives will stand at the graves of victims and their parents to tell of a travesty finally arrested, of innocence vindicated and of promises kept, and as they do so, they can invoke the civil rights anthem when they say, We have overcome. We have overcome this day."- Mark Durkan, MP for Foyle.