I spent the day in South Armagh and I need some time to process what I heard and saw. But look closely at the memorial monument above. What do you notice?
That’s right. There are no end dates.
I asked my guide if that meant what I thought it did. He said: “The conflict here is not finished.”
If you step closely and look, you can read the inscription at the foot of the monument. It says:
There are no names of individuals on this memorial as a poignant reminder that many more soldiers and police officers may die in their fight against oppression as the war against tyranny is not over.
There is unfinished business here.