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Removed Enniskillen wreaths will be replaced

By Staff Reporter

A number of wreaths that were removed from the cenotaph in Enniskillen will be replaced.

First Minister Arlene Foster and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were among those who laid wreaths at the site on Remembrance Sunday this year.

The Impartial Reporter newspaper reported that the wreaths were removed three weeks after they were laid by the new chairman of the Royal British Legion in Enniskillen.

John Jones said he did not make a mistake by removing them after three weeks.

"I personally removed them because I am a great believer in doing things myself," he told the Impartial Reporter.

"I was told that the wreaths stay on for three weeks. There is nothing written in stone as to the length of time the wreaths stay on and each town, each county, has their own little rules. I was going by advice I was given. I took them off meaning no harm."

Mr Jones said he will replace the wreaths on the war memorial.

He had stored them in his garage after removing them.

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